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‘Nigeria, 4th Country With Highest HIV/AIDS Patients’

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Thursday, said Nigeria had been ranked the 4th country with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. Adewole disclosed this during the presidential unveiling of the 2018 Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) result at the Banquet Hall of Aso Rock, Presidential villa. The goal of the survey was to examine the distribution of HIV disease and commodities in Nigeria and assess the coverage. Also to ascertain the impact of HIV services on the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

CONFIRMED! Nigeria Is ‘Highest Producer Of HIV-infected Babies’ In The World

Nigeria has been certified as the number one country in the world with the highest number of HIV-infected babies, according to a fact-check. Fact-checking website, AfricaCheck.org, carried out a fresh research which confirmed earlier reports that more children are being born with HIV in the country than any other country in the world. The website reports that although the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAids) estimated that Nigeria topped 23 priority countries observed in 2016 for the number of children newly…

Non Adherence To HIV Treatment Risks eMTCT

Nigeria is responsible for 12.4 percent of the global burden of HIV infected children with an estimated number of 267,000 living with the virus, says 2017 Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, (UNAIDS) report. The report also states that Nigeria has the second largest burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, (HIV/AIDS) and also contributes the largest proportion of new vertically acquired HIV infection among children. With 95 percent of the National HIV response driven by…

Tuberculosis: Many Cases Undetected In Nigeria -WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that Nigeria still has a number of tuberculosis cases yet to be detected. The health organisation made this public in the latest Global Tuberculosis Report, stating that out of 10 million people who fell ill with tuberculosis in 2017, only 6.4 million were officially recorded, leaving 3.6 million detected but not reported. Describing the epidemic as “the world’s deadliest infectious disease” the report noted that 10 countries accounted for 80 percent of this gap, with…

Alarming! 1,086 Nigerian Teenagers Test Positive For HIV/AIDS

An alarming figure of 1, 086 teenage Nigerians have tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa State, says the Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency. The HIV/AIDs positive teenagers aged 14 to 19 were discovered following a test and counseling session carried out on 75, 435 youths in the state. Dr. Ruth Adabe, the executive director of the agency, revealed this over the weekend during a one-day workshop jointly organized by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA).…

Pharmaceutical Institute Earns ISO Certification With USAID Help

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director, Dr. Erin Holleran, has presented Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, a certificate of accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for quality control on behalf of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD). The NIPRD facility, which is responsible for pharmaceutical research and development of local phyto-medicines in Nigeria, is the fourth laboratory in…

Nigeria Has Received $5bn In HIV Grant From U.S. – Envoy

The United States Embassy in Abuja has revealed that Nigeria has received about $5.1 billion in the fight against HIV/AIDS over a 15 year period. U.S. Charge D ’affairs, Mr. David J. Young, made this known at a Photo Exhibition to launch the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 15th anniversary celebration on Thursday in Abuja. “Through this initiative, the U.S. Government began its partnership with Nigeria to fight against HIV and AIDS. In support of this partnership, the U.S. Government has…

Minister Accuses HIV Positive Nigerians Of Blackmailing Buhari

The Nigerian government on Tuesday accused its citizens living with HIV/AIDS of blackmailing President Muhammadu Buhari. This follows a petition jointly written by the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CISHAN), amongst others, where they decried the ‘‘native impact’’ the strike of the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) was having on their members. The Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, in reaction to the letter endorsed by at least 13…

Scientists Develop ‘Highly Active Antiviral Drug’ Against HIV

The Russian Central Research Institute of Epidemiology has reportedly developed a new gene therapy medicine for people who have HIV. Anna Popova, head of the federal health and epidemic watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, made this known on Wednesday. “The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor created a fundamentally new drug for gene therapy, gene prophylactic treatment and molecular vaccination against HIV,” Popova said on the sidelines of an international conference on HIV and AIDS in Moscow. “A…

Government Shuts 23 Radio Stations For Promoting Witchcraft

Ugandan authorities have shut down 23 radio stations for “promoting witchcraft’’ and trying to con people out of money. The stations’ licences were suspended after they had guests on air who claimed they could heal diseases like HIV, Pamela Ankunda, the Uganda Communications Commission spokesperson, told dpa on Wednesday. “The radios have been promoting witchcraft. People claimed on these radios to cure diseases like AIDS and cancer,’’ she said. “These people have been fraudulently getting money from the public,’’…
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