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US to provide drugs to 60,000 persons living with HIV in Lagos

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), administered by the Centres for Disease Control, Department of Defence, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are set to identify and provide treatment to at least 60,000 people living with HIV in Lagos State.
Claire Pierangelo

US consular general wants user-fees for people living with HIV removed

United States Consular General, Claire Pierangelo, has called for the removal of user-fees for people living with HIV/AIDS in the country.

NGO trains community health, development activists

Rev Peter Ujomu, Executive Director, Health Matters Incorporated,(HMI) a development NGO has stressed the need for community advocacy expansion to enhance well being of Nigerians and national development.

Anambra earmarks N100 million for malaria control, elimination

The Anambra State Government says N100 million is earmarked for malaria control and elimination programmes in the state 2020 budget.
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HIV/AIDS: Group commends federal government for the $12 million pledge

The Coalition of Civil Society Network on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (COCSNHAN), an NGO, has commended the Federal Government for pledging the sum of US$12 million in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS: Nigeria, Africa lack political will to find solution – Group

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.

Group: Governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.
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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12 million to Global Fund

Nigeria has pledged a financial commitment of $12 million to the Global Fund towards tackling the menace of HIV/AIDS globally over the next three years. Nigeria also demonstrated a commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programmes.
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China rolls out plan for controlling HIV transmission

China on Monday rolled out a plan for the control of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), transmission in a bid to keep HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country at a low level.

Bauchi: Isa Yuguda mismanaged N200 billion ecological fund – panel

The Bauchi State Government Assets and Property Recovery Committee has alleged that over N200bn was mismanaged or stolen under the administration of former Governor Isa Yuguda.
Dr Gambo Aliyu, the Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigeria loses bid to host 2021 ICASA conference – NACA chief

Nigeria has lost the bid to host the 2021 edition of International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa (ICASA 2021).
Britain’s Prince Harry on Friday walked in the footsteps of his late mother Diana through Angola’s de-mining sites on the fifth day of this trip to Africa.

Duke of Sussex to meet Angolan president

The Duke of Sussex will sit down for talks with Angola’s president Joao Lourenco as his three-day tour of the African country comes to an end.

Scientists validate herbal cure for diarrhoea

Medicinal plants with antidiarrheal properties have been widely used by the traditional healers. However, the effectiveness of many of these plants has not been scientifically evaluated and proven. One of such plants is Parquetina nigrescens.

‘Yellow fever’ kills four students in Bauchi

Four students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State were confirmed dead with 12 hospitalised after a field trip to Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi.
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HIV/AIDS: NACA plans six new zonal offices

In its bid to sustain the momentum against HIV/AIDS, the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) said it will establish six new zonal offices.

US commends Akwa Ibom governor over improved health care system

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State for the high premium placed on healthcare system, especially in transforming the secondary health centres to meet international standards in the state.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has banned the planned RevolutionNow protest in the state.

Rivers governor commends US government for partnering state to fight HIV/AIDS

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended the United States government for working with the state government to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the State.

I’ve been injecting drugs since age 14 – addict

“I have been injecting drugs for a long time and we share syringes,” says Ali, who lives in the suburb of the Federal Capital Territory and was recently diagnosed to be co-infected with Tuberculosis and HIV.

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Court of Appeal sacks Delta APC lawmaker

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, Edo State, on Saturday sacked Mr Moses Anaughe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the lawmaker representing Ughelli North Constituency ll at the Delta State House of Assembly.
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Kogi elections: Power outage disrupts collation of results

There was power outage at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Lokoja where the final collation of results for the governorship election is taking place.

SSASCGOC tasks federal government on stringent sanctions to curb crime

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) says federal government must ensure stringent sanctions to curb crime in the country.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: I don’t like to be substituted, but I wasn’t fully fit for...

After Maurizio Sarri subbed off Cristiano Ronaldo in two successive Juventus’ games, the Portuguese star has admitted that he doesn’t enjoy being replaced.