President declared the end of HIV/Aids in Sight in Nigeria

Number of Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS drops to 1.9m

Who has the lowest regional AIDS prevalence rate in Nigeria?

Nigeria has made good progress in scaling up HIV treatment and prevention services in recent years.

"Now that we have data that will help us target for impact, I urge all us not to relent in this fight, but to increase the momentum in a concerted effort to end the epidemic ahead of 2030. Let us, therefore, work collectively and push for the last mile", he said.

The Nigeria aids indicator and impact survey is the largest single one ever done in the world.

"I commend the Government of Nigeria and its partners for conducting this ambitious survey, which provides us with a much better understanding of the country's HIV epidemic", said Mr Sidibé.

The survey, which indicated that South-south geopolitical zone was affected most by HIV, indicated that females make up the majority of the persons living with HIV, in all geopolitical zones with the exception of the North-West, where the trend is the reverse.

NAIIS directly measured HIV prevalence and viral load suppression, allowing Nigeria to focus on providing services to the areas with the greatest need to control the HIV epidemic. Significant efforts have been made in recent years to stop new HIV infections among children.

Number of Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS drops to 1.9m
1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV - NACA boss.

According to him, this is an improvement to what was obtained in 2014, when the country was estimated to have 3.1 million people living with the virus in the country. It also accounts for the second highest HIV and Aids burden in the world after South Africa.

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac F. Adewole, said the survey findings provide Nigeria with an accurate national HIV prevalence measure of 1.4%. Buhari said his government, since assumption of office, has paid particular and deliberate attention to careful planning as a way of implementing effective policies and achieving sustained change. "We know we can support HIV-positive mothers, hence ensuring the next generation is free from HIV", he said.

The President noted that a lot of people are being infected with the virus and over a million don't have access to the treatment and care.

The new data are more accurate as they are based on an expanded surveillance system and a revised and enhanced methodology.

According to a report in Premium Times, about 5.5 per cent of the people living with HIV in Nigeria hail from Akwa Ibom State.

Dr Sani Aliyu, the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), said that the generated survey would be taken to state governors who would be advised to latch on it to curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their states.

VW supervisory board criticizes CEO remark evoking Nazi slogan
EBIT is an acronym for Earnings Before Interest and Tax, a key indicator of a company's profit. The CEO's comments were first reported by German news outlets.

Related News:



Most liked

LaLiga Starting XI: Real Madrid v Celta Vigo 16 March 2019
But Real Madrid chiefs recently fired Santiago Solari after poor games this season and made a decision to hire former coach Zidane.

Suspect In New Zealand Mosque Attack Appears In Court
In another tragic case, Mucad Ibrahim, aged three, was last seen alive at the Al Noor mosque with his brother and father. This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand , and the broader Muslim community.

Software upgrade for grounded Max jets weeks away - Boeing
Boeing has secured more than 300 orders for its new 777X aircraft from global airlines such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. Earth from the crash site is being made available for a planned service in Addis Ababa on Sunday, Reuters reports.

Ireland Defy Wales With Roof Request Ahead Of Epic Six Nations Clash
The 2018 Six Nations champions surrendered their title to Wales in underwhelming fashion . A previous Welsh Grand Slam winning scrum-half has enjoyed a nice afternoon.

New Zealand shooting suspect Brenton Tarrant charged with murder in Christchurch court
Armed police were deployed at several locations in all cities, unusual in a country that has had low levels of gun violence. Business Standard reports that Tarrant allegedly used "two semi-automatic rifles, two shotguns and a lever-action weapon".

Who Is Brenton Tarrant? Facts About The New Zealand Mosque Shooter Suspect
The New Zealand Red Cross has published a list of missing persons on its website . "I still don't know where he is", she said. Questions have been raised about why Tarrant had not appeared on a watchlist of New Zealand or Australian security agencies.

49 killed in New Zealand mosque attacks
Seven people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and one person died from their injuries in hospital. Bangladesh were scheduled to play New Zealand in the third and final Test of the series, beginning tomorrow.

Israel launches dozens of Gaza strikes after rockets target Tel Aviv
Israel and Hamas are bitter enemies and have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized power in Gaza in 2007. Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees, two smaller Gaza armed factions, also denied responsibility.

You can now stream Apple Music on your Amazon Fire TV
However, they don't need to activate the skill on their Amazon Fire TV if they have already done that on their Amazon Echo . Google Home units previously made their platform available for Apple Music , but it was only for a brief period of time.

Amazon removes books promoting misinformation on autism cures
This therapy can cause deadly kidney damage and a slew of other serious side effects, according to the Mayo Clinic . Earlier this month, Amazon also appeared to remove anti-vaccination documentaries from Prime Video streaming.

Kylie Jenner Reveals The Surprisingly Traditional Name She Almost Gave Stormi
She and boyfriend Travis Scott had planned on it being spelled "Stormie" but Kylie dropped the "e" at the last minute. The only hint she gave her followers was that it would be unique, just like Stormi .

'Matches against Rafael Nadal bring extra energy'
He's at a higher level than he was at the Australian Open . "They warned me they were going to put me on at 11.00 (a.m.)". Nadal said he won't play again until the Monte Carlo Masters clay event in mid-April.

Far-right Australian senator egged, faces censure for anti-Muslim comments
The senator was expelled from Katter's Australian Party, after people condemned him for his "white supremacy ideology". Anning then immediately turns and slaps the teenager, before attempting to attack him again.

3 things Barcelona need to do against Manchester United
Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has repeatedly stated Bale's intention to remain at the Bernabeu, but United are one of just a handful of clubs with the wherewithal to acquire the forward. "We want these games against the biggest clubs".

World reacts with disgust at New Zealand mosque attacks
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday confirmed the attacker at the Masjid al Noor mosque was an Australian. Calderdale leaders have offered their condolences and support in the wake of a shootings at mosques in New Zealand.