Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "HIV/AIDS"

    INVESTIGATION: Millions meant for combating HIV/AIDS in Nigeria end up in private pockets

INVESTIGATION: Millions meant for combating HIV/AIDS in Nigeria end up in private pockets

The ICIR investigations show that hundreds of millions of naira released for HIV campaigns, counselling and testing services may have ended in private pockets of contractors and government officials, as companies were specifically registered to siphon funds meant to save the lives of the infected.BRAZENLY STOLEN MONEYIN October of 2015, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) awarded 38 [...]

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    Reduce military spending to cater to 3.1m Nigerians living with HIV, int’l NGOs tell FG

Reduce military spending to cater to 3.1m Nigerians living with HIV, int’l NGOs tell FG

Two international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have called on the federal government to reduce military spendings to cater to 3.1 million Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS.The NGOs -- Advocates for HIV Prevention in Africa, and Accountability International -- said the amount of money spent on the purchase of Tucano fighter jets is enough to take care of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for 1.5 million Nigerians for [...]

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    Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

MARLEN TEMMERMAN Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year in developing countries, including those in Africa, more than 30 million women don’t give birth at a health facility. More [...]

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    Conduct clinical trial of HIV/AIDS drug I invented, researcher tells FG

Conduct clinical trial of HIV/AIDS drug I invented, researcher tells FG

Madubuike Ezeibe, a research professor of veterinary medicine at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Abia state, has invented a drug he believes can cure HIV/AIDS.Following his discovery, Ezeibe called on the federal government to carry out a clinical trial of the drug, aluminum-magnesium silicate (AMS). [...]

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    UN: AIDS death figures dropped by ‘almost half’ in 11 years

UN: AIDS death figures dropped by ‘almost half’ in 11 years

The United Nations says the annual number of people who die from Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease (AIDS) nearly halved from 1.9 million people in 2005 to one million in 2016.According to Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) agency, the number of people infected with HIV who now have access to medical treatment has also risen to above 50 percent for [...]

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    90% of Lagos residents will know their HIV status by 2020

90% of Lagos residents will know their HIV status by 2020

The Lagos state HIV/AIDS control agency says 90 percent of Lagos residents should know their HIV status by 2020.Th agency said this at a HIV intervention programme for motorcycle owners and riders association."We are now penetrating the informal sector which includes tricycle and motorcycle riders, market women and men with many wives and those who are more prone to other [...]

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    Research on HIV cure done without approval, says Adewole

Research on HIV cure done without approval, says Adewole

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the research carried out by Maduike Ezeibe, a professor of veterinary medicine and clinical virology, on the cure for HIV/AIDS, was done without approval.The minister said the experiment was illegal.Ezeibe, a professor at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia, claimed that his drug killed the virus in some patients he tested it on.But [...]

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512 fresh cases of HIV recorded in Borno IDP camps

Barkindo Saidu, executive secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state.He revealed this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday.Saidu said the cases were recorded after voluntary screening in the camps.He pointed out that two out of [...]

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    WHO: 14m people are HIV positive, but they don’t know

WHO: 14m people are HIV positive, but they don’t know

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 40 per cent or about 14 million people globally are not aware that they are HIV positive.This is contained in a new WHO progress report released ahead of December 1, World AIDS Day.The report said lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to implementing the organisation’s recommendation that everyone with the virus [...]

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    Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to spend $5b on Africa in 5 years

Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to spend $5b on Africa in 5 years

Bill Gates, founder of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, said in Addis Ababa that the foundation has earmarked 5 billion dollars to be spent in Africa in the next five years.He said the spending has become imperative because the foundations biggest priority is health and a lot still need to be done."Health remains’ the priority for the work of the [...]

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    There are 16,000 HIV patients in Edo

There are 16,000 HIV patients in Edo

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