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1.1m HIV/AID Nigerians on treatment- NACA

Nigeria Aids Indicator and Impact Survey in Ogun state has reached ninety percent completion stage after the coverage of the one hundred and twelve enumeration areas.

Director General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/Aids, NACA, Dr. Sanni Aliyu made this known during advocacy visit to the state.

The Director General of NACA while speaking noted that the survey was being conducted to know the number of people that require HIV treatment and to improve the access to HIV treatment across Nigeria.

Dr. Aliyu stated that seventeen thousand persons are currently receiving HIV treatment in Ogun state including eight hundred pregnant women.

The Director General also hinted that the nation currently has one point one million persons receiving HIV treatment and commended Ogun state government for providing logistics supports for the ongoing Nigeria HIV Indicator and Impart Survey in the state.

Dr. Aliyu hinted that the efforts to make Nigeria an HIV free society still require more collective supports.

In a remark, Ogun state commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye represented by the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro assured the Director General of NACA of the readiness of the state to further collaborate in the fight to make the country an HIV free.

Some of the collaborators in the survey commended the federal government for funding the exercise.

The Director General of NACA during the advocacy tour visited traditional rulers, officials of NACA on the field and also engaged with key stakeholders in the Nigeria Aids Indicator and Impart Survey.

 

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