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

US Ambassador to Nigeria

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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USAID Reaches Over 1.5 million Vulnerable Nigerians With HIV Control Activity


  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) closed the books on a long running activity that provided high quality and stigma-free HIV prevention services to some of the most at-risk populations with the overall aim to control and ultimately eradicate the deadly virus in in Nigeria. Along the way the Integrated Most-at-Risk-Populations HIV Prevention Project provided testing for HIV, …

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Youth Advocates Call For More Hiv Interventions For Marginalised Communities


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


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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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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Over 67,000 Persons receiving HIV Treatment In Lagos—Commissioner

The Lagos state government has said about 67,763 persons are currently undergoing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) treatment care in the state as against the 64,000 it had as of June last year. The state Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris, who revealed this at the on-going ministerial briefing in Lagos State, said its Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis programmes have been …

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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria Has World Second Largest Epidemic, 720, 000 Treated—US

Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world as well as one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa with many of its citizens living with the dreaded condition unaware of their status, the U.S. Mission in Nigeria has said. The Acting Public Affairs Officer of its Consulate General, Kevin Krapf, who made this known in …

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