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3,027 pregnant women live with HIV in Nigeria – NPHDA

Friday, December 8, 2017

The National Primary Health care Development Agency (NPHDA) has disclosed that 3,027 out of 121,396 pregnant women were tested HIV positive during the first round of the Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) Week.
 
A representative of the Agency, Victoria Azodoh made this disclosure at the three day seminar on Reproductive, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) for Wives of North Central Governors in Minna.
 
She also said that 1,870 out of 129,838 women of child bearing age also tested positive to HIV.
 
Victoria said that this statistics was gathered during the MNCH week nationwide.
 
She also stated that 336,430 children were immunized, 29,265,569 children were given Vitamin A while 15,240676 children were dewormed across Nigeria.
 
The Wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari expressed dismay and alarm over the high rise of malnutrition and maternal and child mortality in the nation describing it as disheartening.
 
Aisha Buhari who was represented by former deputy Governor of Plateau state, Chief Pauline Tallen said that the situation whereby the nation records 120 deaths per 1000 live birth is unacceptable and needs to be addressed.
 
Read more at http://thenationonlineng.net/3027-pregnant-women-live-with-hiv-in-nigeri...