The Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Bello Alkammawa, made the call in Sokoto on Wednesday.
The Programme Officer of the association, Muhammad Ibrahim stated this in Gombe at an event to commemorate the 2023 World AIDS Day.
The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS), a non-governmental organisation, has inaugurated a digital Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) situation room in Ebonyi as part of its support toward curbing the disease in the State.
In her opening remarks, US CDC Country Director Mary Boyd commended states and partners for their work over the last six months and highlighted recent US CDC-supported activities like the Nigeria Sustainability and HIV Impact Program. She reiterated US CDC’s commitment to working with the Government of Nigeria, states, partners, and communities to increase the number of people with HIV who know their status and receive life-saving treatment.
“There are myriad consequences associated with rape and sexual abuse. Top on the list is the likely increase in HIV transmission. Sexual violence and HIV are two often interrelated global public health problems that spare no one, regardless of region, race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, or disability.”
Zekeng said during the 7th replenishment pre-conference Saturday in Abuja that Global Fund was indispensable in the fight against HIV.
@the_afropolite stated that she was infected with the virus by her brother’s best friend in 2016 when she was just 18.
Speaking at the launch of the HIV Trust Fund of Nigeria (HTFN), the President pledged that his administration would continue to prioritize health interventions to address killer diseases and public health emergencies.
He made the statement at the formal launch of the U.S. Government supported program in Abuja on Thursday, December 9, 2021.
With the support of the US-CDC, the integrated screening and service delivery for these three diseases aims to integrate COVID-19 screening into points where HIV and TB services are already being provided, thereby improving access to early detection and prevention, and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare facilities and communities.
The interagency team included the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director, Katie Donohoe; U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director, Dr. Mary Boyd; U.S. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Country Director, Dr. Laura Chittenden; and PEPFAR Coordinator, Mark Giambrone. The Director General of Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) was part of the joint delegation.
Ehanire said this while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja in commemoration of the 2021 World Hepatitis Day with the theme: ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait!’
According to UNAIDS report released on Wednesday, studies from England and South Africa have shown that the risk of dying from COVID-19 among people living with HIV was double that of the general population.
The activity was recently launched in Adamawa and Bauchi states.
The donation of equipment in Adamawa State was a part of USAID’s $19.2 million Integrated Child Health and Social Services Region 4 Award that will help more than 75,000 vulnerable children and their caregivers in Adamawa and Bauchi States become more resilient to the HIV epidemic’s health and social consequences.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun, stated this during the launch of the HIV Treatment Surge by the Consul-General, United States Embassy in Nigeria, Lagos, Claire Pierangelo, held at the Theophilus Oladipo Ogunlesi Hall, Ibadan.
The woman‚ who was dumped in a cane field after the ordeal‚ told Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) security officers on Monday, she wanted to let her attackers know about her status but was afraid they would shoot her.
The NACA team, joined by the Abia State Agency for Control of AIDS and the State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) team, visited different health facilities in the state.
Omosehin, also the Head, Lagos Liaison office of UNFPA, said the fund had integrated messages against stigma into its awareness campaign.
The National Coordinator, National AIDS/STI Control Programme, Dr Akudo Ikpeazu, made this known while presenting the evaluation report on the kit, on Tuesday in Abuja.