Nigeria Reaches 90 Percent Treatment Rate For HIV-Minister

Agency report

The Federal Government says Nigeria has made huge progress in the HIV/AIDS response and is on the way to ending the disease by 2030.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Tunji Alausa, disclosed this on Thursday during a media conference to mark the 2023 World AIDS Day.

The theme of the 2023 commemoration is ‘Let Communities Lead’.
Alausa also unveiled some National HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections policy documents which are meant to strengthen the existing framework for action, to reduce the spread of the diseases and manage their impact.

The documents are National Guidelines for Viral Hepatitis Treatment and Care – 2023, Information, Education and Communication materials for Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission demand creation and scale-up-2023.

Others are Standard Operating Procedures for PMTCT scale-up, jingles in 10 languages for PMTCT scale-up – 2023, and IEC materials for HIV self-testing scale-up – 2022.

According to Alausa, the laudable progress in the response to the disease was made in the last two decades towards ending the epidemic by 2030.

“Nigeria with the current HIV treatment coverage above 90 per cent is well on course to meet this goal.

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