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.


“Once you test them, you know their status and when they are tested positive, then you know what to give them.


“With this, the process to prevent the transmission from Mother-To-Child has already started, and Kaduna State has commenced this.


“Also, more than 50 per cent of HIV infected children have been placed under treatment in Kaduna State.