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Nigeria pledges US$ 12 million at the Sixth Global Fund Replenishment Conference

Abuja, 15 October 2019 – HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are preventable and treatable diseases, yet globally they kill more than 2.6 million people each year. The world has committed through the Sustainable Development Goals to end these epidemics by 2030. In a spirit of global solidarity, the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to […]

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NACA acknowledges Heroes of the HIV Response

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Nigeria Program, on June 10, 2019 gave awards honouring 16 distinguished men and women that have made significant contributions to the HIV epidemic control in Nigeria, as part of the commemoration of PEPFAR’s 15th anniversary. The awardees, drawn from People Living with HIV, Civil Society, government, […]

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Love Wisely, Share Love not HIV: Valentine 2019

Abuja, 11th February 2019:  The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr. Sani Aliyu wants to use this season of love to encourage Nigerians, especially young people, to know their HIV status. It is concerning that only one of six young people know their HIV status in this country. “Knowing your […]

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Zero Discrimination Day

Abuja 1st March 2017– The world has struggled against the HIV and AIDS epidemic for the past three decades with substantial progress made in the last decade; the global HIV infection rate is beginning to decline, a growing number of people living with HIV are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and fewer babies are being born […]

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Diaspora Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Ten Big Promises Made by the Nigerian Minister of Health

It is always welcome when leaders make clear and explicit promises in terms of what they seek to achieve during their tenure in office. Since his appointment as Minister of Health in November, Professor Isaac Adewole has not held back on the promises. In doing this, he has fulfilled his side of the bargain, setting […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Déjà vu – Claims of HIV Cures and re-treading old Ground

By Ike Anya A few days ago while in Abuja, I was surprised to hear the news presenter announce that a Federal High Court had “lifted the ban” on Dr Abalaka’s “vaccine” against HIV. The presenter went on to say that, although the vaccine had been approved by influential international bodies more than a decade […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

On World AIDS Day, we remember our Brother OMOLOLU FALOBI

It was World AIDS Day yesterday. We debated about writing a piece about the size of the epidemic, which at over 3 million cases in Nigeria is the second largest on the continent. Also there are over 500,000 on treatment, almost all donor-funded. We considered writing about the tragic situation of continued mother to child […]

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The passing of the HIV and AIDS Anti-Stigma and Discrimination Bill

When the Nigerian National Assembly passed the HIV and AIDS Anti-Stigma and Discrimination Bill, we could no think of any one better to offer a perspective on how significant this was than Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau, the executive director of the NGO; Education as a Vaccine (EVA). This is her take…. On Thursday April 10th, the Senate […]

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When a system fails, our children die…

A lot has been said and written about the HIV/AIDS epidemic since its emergence. No doubt, it is one of the most difficult infectious diseases to manage, and this is especially the case in our chameleon like hypocritical approach to issues relating to sexuality in Nigeria. Until we decide to take prevention seriously, which will […]

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The International Conference on AIDS 2012, Washington DC

We could not attend the International Conference on AIDS in Washington DC this year, so we asked Fiona Makia to share her experience at the conference. This is her story!  This year’s conference was held in Washington DC with the theme “Turning the Tide”. The tide had indeed turned as it had taken 22 years […]

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Musings on World AIDS Day 2011

Dear Friends, Today is World AIDS Day. HIV continues to be one of the most important communicable diseases in Nigeria. It is an infection associated with serious morbidity, stigmatization of the infected, high costs of treatment and care, significant mortality and a high number of potential years of life lost. Each year, many thousands of […]

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Goodluck Jonathan's 105 commitments on HIV/AIDS

You would have all heard about our President’s recent  trip to New York for the UN high level meeting on HIV/AIDS. Apart from a few pictures with President Obama, the Nigerian press has been largely silent on the crux of the matter, the reason for the trip, and the commitments our president made on our […]

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Shell, FHI and NACA collaborate on HIV/AIDS in the Niger Delta

One great thing about going for conferences is the fascinating people you meet. One such person I met at the last International Conference on AIDS in Vienna was Dr Babatunde Fakunle, the Regional Community Health Manager of  The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria. Tunde took me through the work he is doing for […]