Political commitment critical to ending HIV/AIDS by 2030
Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic by 2030.
Speaking on prevalence of HIV/AIDS cases in Nigeria, Ofobrukweta said if the 2019 budget can provide free drugs to the 50,000 people living with the virus yearly, the country would eliminate the virus come 2030.
“What can help to actualise the vision of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2030, is the political will and support of the Federal Government,” she said.
She added that the country also needed community and multinationals’ support to end the epidemic.
According to her, instead of confining their investment and support to sport, tourism, beauty pageant and others, multinationals should also focus on crucial health issues.
“We need the support of all, including religious bodies. All hands must be on deck to make sure Nigeria actualises this vision of HIV-free country come 2030,” Ofobrukweta said.