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media dialogue on PMTCT   organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information (CRIB).

Donors Provide 95% Of HIV Funding In Nigeria -NASCP

6 November 2018 Health National News News


The Assistant Director, Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Head, National AIDS and STI Programme,  (NASCP) Federal Ministry  of Health,Dr Gbenga media dialogue on PMTCT   organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information (CRIB).Ijaodola, says 95% of Nigeria’s HIV response  funding is supported by partners/donors .

Dr  Ijaodola who made this known in Calabar  at a media dialogue on PMTCT   organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information (CRIB).expressed worry that donors dwindling funding and gradual withdrawal  may increase the burden of HIV/AIDS.

”At the moment 95 per cent of the national HIV response is supported by partners, this includes PMTCT and Paediatric treatment.he said.

media dialogue on PMTCT   organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information (CRIB). ”U.S. Government contributes  75. 5 per cent of treatment interventions, Global Fund  17.4 per cent, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) 1.2 per cent and Nigerian Government 5.4 per cent.”

”At the moment 95 per cent of the national HIV response is supported by partners, this includes PMTCT and Paediatric treatment.

 ””For Nigeria to be able to address the challenges of the global burden of PMTCT, pregnant women must have access to PMTCT” 

According to him ” 267,000 children are infected with HIV virus in Nigeria, 54,167 children under 14 years are under anti-retroviral drugs, 10,464 children have their viral loads tested, while 4,699 Nigerian children have viral load suppressed.”

media dialogue on PMTCT   organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information (CRIB).On his part  , Deputy Director/Head, CRIB, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture,Olumide Osanyinpeju  said  government was on track at bringing health services to every child in the country.

He said that Nigeria was committed to the goal of eliminating Mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS by 2020 through several  strategies and programs. 

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Also speaking  UNICEF HIV/AIDS Specialist,Dr. Abiola Davis who expressed worry over the gradual decline in global fundings by donor agencies , called on the Nigeria Government to map up plans on how  to meet up with global standard of HIV prevention.

”There is need for collaborative efforts from agencies and stakeholders to address the situation by redesigning HIV funding plan to meet up with global standard”,

media dialogue on PMTCT   organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information (CRIB).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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