Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu
By Chuks Okocha
The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and a United States Global AIDS Coordinator, Mr. Eric Goosby, Wednesday listed 12 states that embody Benue, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Plateau, Abia, Cross River, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Kaduna and a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as states with high rates of Mother to Child delivery of a dreaded HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
They also pronounced Nigeria is heading in a Sub-Sahara Africa with 72,000 out of 390,000 of mom to child delivery of HIV/AIDS any year.
Speaking after they met with a governors on a height of a Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Goosby said: “Prevention of mom to child delivery is a outrageous problem in sub-Sahara Africa and there are about 390,000 children that are innate any year in the universe as HIV positive, 72,000 of those 390,000 come from Nigeria.”
He also disclosed that since of a integrity of both a UN and a US to discharge a delivery of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, they spent and invested $470 million in Nigeria any year for AIDS cure.
Speaking with reporters after a meeting, Goosby said: “We are committed, as we listened your caring explained currently to strengthen exercises in any state to make it easy for HIV test, if we are pregnant, to get HIV tested, even if we aren’t profound , to be easy to do and for those who are HIV certain for them to be referred into a medical complement that make sure, either we are with HIV and put them on retroviral drugs that will take a chances of being HIV certain to a baby down to reduction than dual per cent.
“So, this is something we can do; we need to do it with primary health caring complement that a boss and a method of health is ancillary in Nigeria and any state is perplexing to know how we can partner to pierce it forward.”
A minute from a United States Embassy in Abuja, sealed by a Charge’ D Affairs ad interim, James Mcanulty, to a Director General of a NGF, settled that a above mentioned states were listed as states with high rates of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS.
The states are Benue, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Plateau, Abia, Cross River, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Kaduna and a Federal Capital Territory.
Also vocalization after a meeting, Governor Kwankwanso pronounced that a assembly was called solely as a outcome of a superiority of HIV/AIDS in a influenced states saying also that a governors gave their joining to work with all a partners, within and outward a nation to safeguard that there is 0 delivery from mom to baby.
The tripartite assembly between a UN Prorgramme for HIV/AIDS and a United States Global AIDS was chaired by Governor Musa Kwankwanso of Kano state on interest of a Chairman of a Governors Forum.
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