Kano State Government Urge Parents To Take Their Childrens For Screening And TB Testing 

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By Ibrahim Muhammad Kano

Kano State Ministry of Health targeted 6,000 children for free tuberculosis screening in 1,346 centres across the state.Were by at this moment 1,058 children are currently undergoing treatment for the disease in the state Commissioner for health, Dr Abubakar Labaran said this while briefing newsmen to commemorate 

the 2024 childhood tuberculosis testing week in Kano.

He said th is years event is integrated with other free health screening services for children such as nutrition, HIV, and X-ray as well as contact tracing of diagnosed children and placement on TB preventive treatment, among others.

Dr .Labaran added that the exercise is targeted at Tsangaya schools, community outreaches, 

paediatric clinics, immunisation units/

wards and screening of vulnerable children.

He further explain that first national

children TB testing week was held last year that led to the detection and treatment of 4,054 children in Nigeria 

including 114 children detected and

treated in Kano State and no child died

due to TB during the week.


He said they hope to screen at least 6,000

children for TB within this week in Kano

State and by the grace of God they will achieved the target . 

He show that any undiagnosed or untreated child with TB disease can transmit it to about 10-15 people within one year.and this , May 27, 2024, marks the commencement of there seven-day journey for intensified TB screening of every child in Kano State free of charge. 

Labaran urged parents  to use the opportunity to go to the nearest TB screening and testing 

centre and get there childs tested free.


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