Nigeria’s COVID-19 response: Critical lessons from the HIV/AIDS epidemic
While many nations, especially in the developing world, were still reeling from the social and economic effects of HIV/AIDS and Ebola, the world was hit hard with the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 secrecy: Nigerian media, health privacy and public safety
Dateline: Wuhan China, December 19, 2019; the novel coronavirus, a severe respiratory syndrome was first reported. Hoping it would simply go away...
International Women’s Day:Foundation urges elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS
As the world commemorates 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD), AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has called for the elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV and AIDS in Nigeria.
‘We were queried for inventing HIV/AIDS cure instead of commendation’, says inventor
Profeddor of Small Animal Medicine and Clinical Virology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, (MOUAU), Abia State, Dr. Maduike Ezeibe has revealed that he received a query instead of a commendation letter after his invention.
HIV/AIDs prevalence in Benue still highest, says Ortom
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said that about 184,745 persons are still infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the state, even as the prevalence rate according to the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) dropped from 14.1 percent to 4.9 percent.
Lagos government increases salary of workers on Levels 7-15
Lagos State Government has agreed to increase the salary of its workforce from 20 to 30 percent for workers on Grade Level 7-15, while it was silent on the percentage increase for workers on Grade Level 1-6.
Private sector pledges to support FG in HIV/AIDS treatment
Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NiBUCAA) has promised to support the Federal Government in providing Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to boost treatment and care for people living with the Human...
UN laments Nigeria’s rising informal settlements, poor housing
The United Nations special rapporteur on the rights to adequate housing, Leilana Fartha, yesterday expressed worries over the poor living conditions of many Nigerians...
HIV/AIDS treatment suffers N24b funding gap as AHF seeks $14billion global fund
For Nigeria to place over 500,000 persons living with HIV/AIDs on treatment, approximately N24 billion is required annually to achieve this.The Executive Secretary of the Civil Society for HIV /AIDs in Nigeria...