UN commends Nigeria’s bold step towards ownership, sustainability of HIV treatment programme
The United Nations system in Nigeria and the United States Embassy in Nigeria have acknowledged Nigeria’s commitments and recent bold actions to ending Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as a public health threat by 2030. In a joint communication to President Muhammadu Buhari, the development partners’ leadership on HIV commended Nigeria for…
Cross River government warns on impending epidemic outbreak
Following looting of patent samples for Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and COVID-19 in public hospitals, the Cross River Government has issued public health warning to residents of the state on possible outbreak of an epidemic.
‘Nigeria to save $6 on every HIV drug bought from manufacturers’
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Transparency International (TI), has declared that Nigeria will be saving $6 for every anti-retroviral drug it buys from manufacturers, as against those bought through suppliers. Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, stated this at a media briefing organised to support the government’s plan to purchase HIV…
First man cured of HIV dies of cancer: charity
The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown -- known as the "Berlin Patient" -- has died after a battle with cancer, the International Aids Society (IAS) announced Wednesday.
COVID-19 disruptions could lead to surge in infectious disease deaths, studies find
*Preventing pandemic 500 times cheaper than responding to one, researchers find A new modeling study suggests that disruptions to health services caused by Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) could lead to an increase in Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria deaths. Experts around the world expect COVID-19 pandemic to have a significant impact on society. This…
Blessing: Raped, infected with HIV, rescued by church
Sixteen-year-old Blessing Dennis left her village in Oruk Anam Council of Akwa Ibom State for Port Harcourt in search of greener pastures. She had big dreams
‘How TACA reduced HIV prevalence in Taraba’
Recent reduction in the prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Taraba State from 10.5 per cent to 2.9 per cent
Cancer mortality in Nigeria, other developing countries to rise 70 per cent by 2030 - Expert
Cancer mortality in Nigeria and other less developed countries is projected to rise by more than 70 per cent by 2030.