HIV/AIDS

UN bids Osotimehin farewell, calls for renewed advocacy on HIV/AIDS

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kalllon, has called for a renewed commitment to champion advocacy for persons living with HIV/AIDS in the country.
 
Kalllon made the call at the Memorial Service organised  by the UN system in Nigeria on Friday in Abuja to honor late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin.
 
Osotimehin, who until his death was the Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), died on June 4 in Harrison, New York, at the age of 68.
 

Children’s Day: Nigeria Accounts For Significant Proportion Of HIV Positive Children

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day tomorrow, May 27th, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has called on Nigerians to reflect on children living with HIV and their families, as the country still accounts for a significant proportion of children living with HIV/AIDS.

 

 

May 27th is a day set aside for the promotion and welfare of children.

 

 

Ending Child Marriage In Nigeria

Saturday, February 25, 2017

He said that each year of education of the adolescent girl delivers an additional 11.7 percent increase in wages in later life for girls compared with 9.6 percent for men. Yet, 16 million girls between ages 6 and 11 will not start school twice the number of boys, he stated.

Osotimehin added, ”An educated mother is more likely to access sexual and reproductive health services including family planning as means of prevention of the detrimental consequences of early pregnancies such as fistula.

Ebonyi targets 557, 000 children, 139, 000 pregnant women, others in immunization exercise

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ebonyi State government yesterday said it was targeting a total of 557,000 children, 139,000 pregnant women and 613, 000  women of child bearing age for the state’s immunization exercise.
 
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike stated this at Ugbodo, the headquarters of Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State during the flag-off  of second round of maternal/ newborn child health week in the state.
 

‘41,000 Nigerian children are infected with HIV every year,’ Wellbeing Foundation founder says

Friday, February 3, 2017

Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs Toyin Saraki has said that Nigeria is in the midst of a national health crisis.
 
Mrs Saraki, who is the Chair of Nigeria's Primary Healthcare Revitalization Support Group, however added that the solution to the crisis is within the nation’s grasp.
 

HIV/AIDS: UNICEF lauds Kaduna State Govt’s response

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday commended the Kaduna State Government’s response to prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS.

 

The UNICEF chief on HIV/AIDS, Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, gave the commendation at a meeting in Kaduna.

 

Mbori-Ngacha said that the state government would soon achieve the Prevention of Mother-to- Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS.

 

She said that the state was able to test and counsel large number of women on HIV/AIDS in 2016.

 

HIV/AIDS: FG developes plan to eliminate Mother-to-Child transmission

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health has developed a National Operational plan for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV (2017-2018), aimed at halting the spread of the scourge by 2030.

 

Dr Deborah Odoh, the Assistant Director, HIV/AIDS Division of the ministry made this known at the National Conference on HIV Prevention in Abuja on Wednesday.

 

She said the operational plan had incorporated the roles of the private sector and the community in the bid to end the Prevention of Mother-to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.

 

Group tells President appoint Special Adviser on HIV/AIDS

President Muhammadu Buhari (courtesy guardian.ng)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A group, Society for Women and Children Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (SOWCHAN), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a Special Adviser on HIV/AIDS.

 

The group also condemned the government’s poor attitude towards the funding of the HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

 

SOWCHAN made its demands on Tuesday, November 29, after invading the Abuja venue of the National Conference on HIV Prevention in Nigeria.