Wednesday, June 16, 2021



FEC approves N895.5bn for Military equipment, COVID-19, others

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved a draft 2021 Supplementary Budget of N895, 842,462,917 to cater for Defense equipment, COVID-19 vaccines and other exegeses.

We must eliminate HIV/AIDS by 2030 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a renewed global action to decisively address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African region and eliminate the disease by 2030.

22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV annually – UN

The United Nations has disclosed that no fewer than 22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV annually.

Reps want NHIS to cover TB treatment

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to include Tuberculosis, TB, in the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, package.

Buhari demands periodic performance reports on $890m health grant

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Health to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s generous provision of 890 million dollars, over the next three years.

NGO to ‘capture’ 22,000 HIV patients for placement on drugs in Nasarawa

An NGO and an Implementing Partner for HIV/AIDS programmes — Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative, AHNi, on Friday, announced plans to capture and place 22,000 unidentified persons living with HIV on drugs in Nasarawa State.

$14bn needed to fight AIDS, TB, malaria globally – Official

At least 14 billion dollars is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the...

AIDS patients sue Gambia’s ex-president Jammeh over fake cures

Three people living with AIDS in Gambia are suing former president Yahya Jammeh, alleging he detained and abused them as guinea pigs to test his supposed cure, one of their lawyers said.

4,079 Bauchi residents tested HIV positive this year – Agency

The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA, has disclosed that 4,079 people tested positive after undergoing Human...

Why AIDS still endemic among children – UNICEF

UNICEF said that this was a sign of scant progress in protecting the world’s young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus. At the current rate of...

54 babies born HIV positive in Nasarawa – official

The Executive Director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency, NASACA, Zakari Umar, has said 54 babies delivered between January and September in the state...

Half of Gombe population ignorant of HIV status

Programme Manager of Gombe State Agency for the Control of HIV and AIDS, GOMSACA, Suraj Abdulkarim, has said 50 per cent of people in...

HIV vaccine ready soon – NACA

Sani Aliyu, the director-general of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, says the world has made significant progress on HIV vaccine...

Women’s Day: Kano treats 17,379 HIV positive women

By Mustapha Usman, Kano The Kano State Agency for the Control of AIDS, SACA, is supervising the treatment of about 17,379 women living with HIV...

Influential Global Fund dumps ex-Nigerian minister ‘for being Muslim’

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced that it is reopening its search for a new executive director, dumping the...

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