Nigeria Stopped Ebola But Faces ‘Larger Health Crisis’ Of TB
Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Can Nigeria’s Success on Ebola Translate to TB?
Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS, discuss whether Nigeria’s tuberculosis response can be as effective as its response to a recent Ebola outbreak. They write, “Nigeria’s response to Ebola has drawn high praise now that the concerted effort by government has stopped the disease in its tracks. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the response of Africa’s most populous country to another, much larger health crisis, that of tuberculosis (TB), a disease more easily transmitted than Ebola…” (10/30).