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Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said on Sunday the state was not safe despite the declaration of 2 percent HIV-AIDS prevalence rate in the state by the National AIDS Indicator Survey.

HIV/AIDS: Cross River not safe despite two percent prevalence rate – governor

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said on Sunday the state was not safe despite the declaration of 2 percent HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the state by the National AIDS Indicator Survey.
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NACA adopts new technology for HIV screening

Dr Yewande Olafa, NACA Assistant Director, Community Prevention and Care Services disclosed this while speaking with the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Saturday.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: HIV/AIDS killed over 17,000 Nigerians in 2018

A total number of 17,000 Nigerians or more died of HIV/AIDS-related causes in 2018 alone, the latest report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), global snapshot on children, HIV/AIDS, released ahead of the 2019 World AIDS Day, has stated. Nigerian children and adolescents (47 daily) died of AIDS-related causes in 2018.
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UNICEF: Only 35 percent of children living with HIV have access to treatment

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday revealed that in 2018, more than 47 children and adolescents die every day from AIDS-related causes, as access to treatment by children living with HIV in Nigeria is only 35 percent.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF to partner Benue on provision of schools, hygiene for youths

Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has challenged the Benue State government that for every 10 school sit builds, containing water and toilet facilities, the Foundation would build 21 more schools with toilet and water facilities.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: More than 47 Nigerian children, adolescents die every day from AIDS-related causes

UNICEF has disclosed that more than 47 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018 in Nigeria, according to a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day.
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Senate urges private sector to co-fund HIV/AIDs interventions

The Senate on Wednesday called on Private Sector in Nigeria to co-fund HIV/AIDS interventions through partnership with government.
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Senate urges executive to ensure adequate funding for NACA to control spread of HIV

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to ensure adequate funding of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) for the fight and control of the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the country.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF: 188,000 Benue HIV/AIDS patients yet to access treatment

Indications emerged yesterday that over 188,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS who should be on treatment have not been able to access treatment in Benue state.
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NACA: Over 60 per cent adolescent ignorant about HIV

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Wednesday revealed that over 60 per cent of adolescents and young people across the country do not have significant knowledge about HIV and adequate sexual education about the disease.

Official: 87 die of HIV/AIDS in Niger

The Niger Government on Monday said 87 persons have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS in the state this year.

Niger reports sharp drop in new AIDS infections

The number of new AIDS infections in Niger dropped by more than two thirds between 2012 and 2016, the health ministry said Saturday, in a statement marking World AIDS day.
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World AIDS Day: WHO charge African countries to improve funding on HIV testing, treatment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has charged African Governments to improve funding support for HIV testing, care and treatment.

AHF: Benue gradually winning war against HIV/AIDS

There are indications that Benue State is gradually winning the battle against the dreaded HIV/AIDS following active intervention by all stakeholders to ensure drastic reduction of the scourge in the state.
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World AIDS Day: WHO wants improved funding in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has charged African Governments to improve funding support for HIV testing, care and treatment.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 700,000 Kaduna youths assisted with HIV/AIDS information in 2 years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it has assisted over 700,000 Adolescent and Young Person (AYPs) with HIV information in Kaduna State in the last two years.

World AIDS Day: CSO calls for inclusion of treatment, care in NHIS

The Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CISHAN), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has called for the inclusion of treatment and care of persons living HIV/AIDS in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

US AIDS programme supports 17m people in Africa

The U.S. says its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved more than 17 million lives in Nigeria and other African countries.

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Presidency: Artisans in 11 states, FCT receive N30,000 grant

The Presidency has said that artisans in 11 states and the FCT have started receiving the N30,000 one-time grant under the Artisan Support Scheme of the Federal Government.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Ogun assemblyman appeals to governor to urgently fix urban roads in Obafemi Owode

Mr Damilola Soneye, (APC – Obafemi Owode), a member of Ogun House of Assembly, has appealed to Gov. Dapo Abiodun to urgently fix the urban roads in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
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As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Africa CDC warns South Africa, Nigeria, others of second wave virus infections

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
James Bond 007 star Sean Connery has died. The actor passed on Saturday at 90, Variety reported.

James Bond actor Sean Connery dies at 90

Mr. Connery, a Scottish actor, was best known for his role as 007 in long-running James Bond series. He also appeared in several spy thrillers.