The Fourth Africa and Madagascar Regional Tuberculosis Conference opened in lagos, capital of nigeria, on Wednesday (20 November).
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GV Delegates seated
SCU Brigadier Peters speaking
MV French and Ghanaian delegates listen
GV Other delegates listen
CU Algerian delegates
GV Brigadier Peters speaking
GV Other delegates listening, including those from Niger and Madagascar
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Background: The Fourth Africa and Madagascar Regional Tuberculosis Conference opened in lagos, capital of nigeria, on Wednesday (20 November). It is expected to end on Friday (22 November).
The Conference was formally opened by Brigadier General Austen Peters, Director General of the Nigerian Armed Forces Medical Service. He was speaking on behalf of the Federal Commissioner for Health, Mr. Alhaji Aminu Kano, who is attending the Commonwealth Health Conference in Sri Lanka.
Twenty-two countries have sent top-ranking specialists to the Tuberculosis Conference which is sponsored by the Nigerian Government. They will discuss ways and means of combatting this socio--economic disease and assess the effectiveness of present methods of treatment.