Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin: A reporter’s delight
Prof. took it upon himself with the blessings of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to kick-start the most ambitious Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention and treatment programme in the world.
Osotimehin, the baba and their bob
A medical doctor, professor and administrator par excellence, Osotimehin could be said to have seen it all even with the failed ambition of becoming the Vice-Chancellor of the nation’s premier university at Ibadan.
Babatunde Osotimehin passes on at 68, government, UNFPA, NACA, others mourn
Eulogies have continued to pour in for the first Director General (DG) of the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA), former Minister of Health and Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund...
A HIV-free generation is possible, says NACA
As children in Nigeria join their counterparts across the globe to celebrate World Children’s Day today, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has urged Nigerians to take a moment to think about children living with HIV and their families.
Anti-HIV progress under threat
Worried that the Federal Government contributes only about seven per cent of funding for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) activities in the country, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS....
AIDS survey committee inaugurated
Director General (DG) of the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani Aliyu, stressed that in “our quest to end AIDS, if there is no accurate collection of data then there are no targets; no plans and sourcing of funds become ineffective.”
Concerns over drug resistant TB, HIV co-infection
According to the WHO, about one-third of the world’s population has latent TB, which means people have been infected by TB bacteria but are not (yet) ill with the disease and cannot transmit the disease.
Tuberculosis claims 5,000 lives daily, says WHO
Director General of NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said TB and HIV control programmes are intrinsically-linked and have many things in common, therefore, a collaborative effort backed by a coherent and robust approach at national and sub-national levels..