Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "AIDS"

    US embassy offers N2.9m to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS

US embassy offers N2.9m to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS

The US diplomatic mission in Nigeria on Friday announced a N2.9 million micro-grant to 50 women caregivers to support vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.Women in five local communities in Apapa local government area of Lagos were the beneficiaries.At an event held in Lagos and attended by senior local government officials, health, and community leaders, Will Steuer, acting US consul general , said, [...]

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    US to support Nigeria with $469m to combat HIV

US to support Nigeria with $469m to combat HIV

⁠⁠The United States on Friday signed a $469 million dollars (about N147.5 billion) country operation plan (COP) to support HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes in Nigeria.The COP was signed by Deborah Birx, the US global AIDS coordinator, and Sani Aliyu, director-general, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).According to Stuart Syminton, US ambassador to Nigeria, "Nigerian is working with the embassy and others [...]

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    UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

Amina Mohammed, deputy UN secretary-general, has warned that the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pandemic was still far from over, adding that more than 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally.Mohammed said this while addressing delegations at the general assembly’s annual review of the secretary-general’s report.She called for a reinvigorated global response to HIV/AIDS and emphasised that the disease required a [...]

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    HIV rate declines globally but rises in Africa

HIV rate declines globally but rises in Africa

While the world is winning the war against the AIDS epidemic, the United Nation says the cases of number of new HIV infections is not declining among adults, with young women in sub-Saharan Africa.Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS and UN under-secretary-general, disclosed this in his message to the 2016 World AIDS Day observed on Thursday.“We know that for girls [...]

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    US ‘disbursed $3.4bn in 12 years’ to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

US ‘disbursed $3.4bn in 12 years’ to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The US Consulate on Tuesday said it had disbursed over $3.4 billion to support the Nigerian HIV/AIDS response.John Bray, US consul-general, made the disclosure at an event organised by the public affairs and medical sections of the consulate in Lagos to mark the 2016 World AIDS Day.He said the disbursement had been since the inception of its President’s Emergency Plan [...]

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    Global Fund raises $12.9bn to end AIDS, TB, malaria

Global Fund raises $12.9bn to end AIDS, TB, malaria

The Global Fund has raised over $12.9 billion from international donors as part of a campaign aimed at effectively eradicating AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030.This was disclosed on Monday in Montreal after a conference organised on seeking faith-based and private-sector partners to raise 13 billion dollars to support its activities over the next three years, starting in 2017.Justin Trudeau, [...]

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    Only 45% Nigerians are aware of their HIV status

Only 45% Nigerians are aware of their HIV status

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    Condoms don’t sell well in Zamfara anymore

Condoms don’t sell well in Zamfara anymore

The sale of condoms has dropped in Zamfara state ─ and, ironically, HIV/AIDS is also on the decline, according to government officials.A lecturer at the Zamfara State School of Health Technology, Tsafe, Mallam Nura Zurmi, told NAN on Friday that "we have observed that... the use of condoms has dropped as the sale of condoms had reduced in chemists".Nura said students [...]

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    Scientists excited as chemotherapy drug flushes out HIV

Scientists excited as chemotherapy drug flushes out HIV

There is a new excitement among scientists about a drug that could flush out HIV from the blood system, thereby providing hope of a cure for millions of carriers of the virus across the world.At the ongoing 20th international conference on AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia, experts reported that early results of the research tried on six people living with HIV [...]

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