Thought Leadership

Testing is free, drugs are free, go for voluntary counselling and testing!

Flipping through the dailies in Nigeria, it is good to note how HIV/AIDS prevention messages have evolved and developed ….from the days of “AIDS KILLS!”.

Kudos to NACA…and their communications department.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead

By Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and consultant public health physician. He is the Editor of Nigeria Health Watch, and the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (, which provides expertise in public health research and advisory services, health communication and professional development. He previously held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK's Health Protection Agency. Chikwe has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainly in response to major outbreaks. He is a TED Fellow and co-curator of TEDxEuston.

2 replies on “Testing is free, drugs are free, go for voluntary counselling and testing!”

On the back of this I found additional effort here senior special adviser to the president on MDG’s Amina Ibrahim has said, “our present health indices is very low, our health sta-tistics are one of the worst in the world, and indeed it is a sad day for all of us because it is obvious that we have not done enough, but with the NHIS on our team we are already half way there.

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