Monday, August 10, 2020

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    Nigeria receives $890m from Global Fund to tackle HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

Nigeria receives $890m from Global Fund to tackle HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

Nigeria has received a grant of $890 million from the Global Fund, which will be focused on reducing the impact of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, who disclosed this on Tuesday, said the fund will cover an implementation period of three years -- from 2021 to 2023. A statement by Olujimi Oyetomi, director of information, media and public relations, [...]

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    FG launches ‘U=U campaign’ to curb spread of HIV/AIDS

FG launches ‘U=U campaign’ to curb spread of HIV/AIDS

The federal government has launched a nationwide campaign to help in curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. The Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) campaign was launched in Abuja on Monday by the federal ministry of health and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) in collaboration with the US president’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) The U=U campaign [...]

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    Group to launch book on HIV prevention initiatives

Group to launch book on HIV prevention initiatives

The APIN Public Health Initiatives, a non-governmental organisation committed to fighting the HIV/AIDS scourge in Nigeria, will hold a public presentation of its new book, "Turning the Tide: AIDS in Nigeria". The launch, scheduled to hold in Abuja on April 11, is to underscore the organisation's success in the fight against HIV/AIDS and contributions to public health in the country in [...]

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    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 MONEY IN 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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    8.2% Nasarawa residents live with HIV/AIDS

8.2% Nasarawa residents live with HIV/AIDS

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on Wednesday decried the high rate of HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa state. Ezeokafor Chidiebere, the NACA’s senior programme officer, who led the agency’s delegation to Lafia, said that the visit was sequel to the alarming rate of HIV/AIDS in the state. Chidiebere said that the visit was aimed at seeking for more synergy with [...]

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    NGO to support FG with $10m in fight against HIV/AIDS, TB

NGO to support FG with $10m in fight against HIV/AIDS, TB

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), an NGO, has earmarked 10 million dollars to support federal government in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Zipporah Kpamor, the country representative of the organisation, made this known in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Wednesday. She said the NGO, which is a donor-funded organisation, collaborate with government to implement projects that are [...]

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    UNAIDS advises NPHCDA to eliminate HIV transmission in children by 2020

UNAIDS advises NPHCDA to eliminate HIV transmission in children by 2020

The UNAIDS has appealed to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to focus more on the grassroots in its efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2020. Bilali Camara, country director, UNAIDS, made the appeal in Abuja on Tuesday in an interview with NAN. He said that the agency must push more resources to local communities where 80 percent [...]

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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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