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HIV/AIDS: US Government Has Invested Over $7.8bn In Nigeria- Ambassador

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Ambassador of the United States of America to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard has commended Nigeria’s efforts in the war against HIV/AIDS, saying her home country has invested $7.8bn in the fight against the disease in Nigeria. Leonard who played host to stakeholders in the HIV/AIDS sector in a lunch at her Lagos residence to commemorate the World’s AIDS Day 2022, …

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Youth Advocates Call For More Hiv Interventions For Marginalised Communities

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Youth advocates have called on the government and other stakeholders to deliberately and consistently create programs and interventions for young people living in marginalised communities. This is because most vulnerable and marginalised young people are seriously underrepresented in development programs including HIV prevention programs. The call was made at a One-Day Community Outreach held on the 14th of December, 2019 …

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AIDS Kills Over 47 Nigerian Children Daily–UNICEF

***35% of children living with HIV have access to treatment  More than 47 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day has shown. Low access to antiretroviral treatment and limited prevention efforts are the leading causes for these deaths, with …

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Sanwo-Olu Wants 60,000 HIV/AIDS Victims Traced

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The Lagos State Government wants about 60,000 people who tested positive to HIV/AIDS in the state but failed to return for treatment to be tracked for immediate anti-retroviral therapy. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Wednesday at the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) inauguration of the State’s HIV Consortium Group, featuring the formal dissemination of dis-aggregated Nigeria HIV/AIDS …

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Nigeria May Get Food Aids From U.S-China Trade Wars

Tayo Olanipekun The U.S President, Donald Trump, has said the trade war with China will benefit “poor and starving countries in the form of humanitarian assistance.” In a flurry of tweets on Friday morning, he said the over $100bn his country would make from the tariff slammed on goods coming from China would enable the U.S buy more agricultural products …

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130 000 African Children Contracted HIV In 2017–UN Agencies

Around 130, 000 children and adolescents became newly infected with HIV in western and central Africa in 2017, making the number of persons living with the condition to reach 800, 000 that year, said agencies of the United Nations (UN). The UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who made this known at a …

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U.S.To Fight HIV With $100m, Partners Religious Groups

Tayo Olanipekun Vice President Michael Pence has said the United States government will invest $100 million to address key gaps toward achieving HIV epidemic control. He made the announcement on Thursday, adding that the government, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), would leverage the “unique capacities and compassion” of faith-based organizations and communities. The announcement came ahead …

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