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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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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11 August 2017

Nigeria Records Poor Outing as Only 23% of Children Get Immunised. Revamp PHCs in your states, Health Minister urges governors. FG plans relocation of Lagos drug markets. Lassa fever: Lagos urges calm as three test positive, 22 More under Surveillance. Nearly 900,000 Children in Nigeria Receive Anti-Malaria Drugs. America commits $85m to HIV prevalence survey in Nigeria. Heritage Bank Partners with […]

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A mighty Iroko in the Nigerian health sector has fallen: A tribute to the late Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

“I shall not mourn you! Not at all. You were a blessing. Your footprints are large but your humanity much larger. First, I shall thank you for all you have done, not only for me but for so many others. Then I shall celebrate you for what is left of my life and work. A […]

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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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Re: Nigerian scientist conquers HIV/AIDS

Our attention has been drawn to a recent media statement by Maduike Ezeibe, a Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Virology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, claiming to have discovered a new drug for the cure of HIV/AIDS. An editorial in the newspaper “Leadership” (http://leadership.ng/opinions/569782/nigerian-scientist-conquers-hivaids), quoted the professor as saying that the drug, […]

National HIV Prevention Conference 2016

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS will hold its 2016 National HIV Prevention Conference with the theme, “Hands On For HIV Prevention”. Abstract Tracks include: Behavioural interventions Biomedical interventions Structural interventions Key populations For more information about the conference and abstract submission, click here

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Prevention Conference to highlight key HIV/AIDS findings

PRESS RELEASE Prevention Conference to highlight key HIV/AIDS findings Abuja, 14 November 2016 — A national scientific Conference on HIV prevention has been organised to showcase the achievements of the AIDS response in Nigeria. The landmark Conference organised by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is part of activities to commemorate World […]

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Is this the breaking of a new dawn in Nigeria’s health sector?

Last Friday’s news flash that President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed new heads to five public health institutions took the Nigerian health sector by surprise, with social media bursting with what could be likened to a collective shout of excitement. The news came without any political musings or rumblings or rumours in the background. The five […]

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Ten highlights from the 21st International Conference on AIDS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap] ver the last week, your Nigeria Health Watch team has been at the 21st International AIDS Conference, the largest conference on any global health or development issue globally. Many of the burning issues on HIV/AIDS discussed at the conference, which was back in Africa after 16 years, have significantly moved on from the dark […]

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Back to Durban, for the International Conference on AIDS

I have profound memories of the 13th International AIDS Conference that was held in Durban, South Africa, in July 2000. I was privileged to be part of 12,000 people from all over the world who attended, including scientists, clinicians, healthcare workers, public health agencies, people living with HIV/AIDS, and at least 100 from Nigeria. For […]

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The Global Fund, Governance and the Shame of a Country

Gloria is a vibrant young lady who is “living positively” with HIV. She featured on our #OpenMoH radio show five months ago and shared with us the difficulties faced by people living with HIV (PLHIV) in accessing their life-saving antiretrovirals (ARVs). At that point there was a drug stock-out at most health facilities where PLHIVs […]

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HIV elimination goals and the reality of living with HIV in Nigeria

Today is World AIDS day 2015. All over the media in Nigeria, there have been reports on the new goal of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to “eliminate” AIDS in Nigeria by 2030. As there is no cure for AIDS, only treatment, the goal that NACA actually set was to reduce […]