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Aisha Buhari Warns On Infectious Diseases
- By: Maktoub Magazine
- September 22, 2016
The wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says infectious diseases pose challenges far beyond the health sector as they can ruin the entire global economy.
She warned that the rise of infectious diseases could also spread fear and panic as well as impact on the very core of society as shown by the recent Ebola epidemic.
She spoke at “The Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Opening Dialogue” on the margins of the ongoing 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.
She was addressing an audience comprising medical professionals, NGOs, community representatives, the academia and chief executives of pharmaceutical companies.
She urged world leaders to include tuberculosis as part of the challenges confronting the global community, warning that the world was too inter-connected to treat such a deadly infectious disease in isolation or as a regional disease.