HIV: 94.9% infants saved from mother-to-child transmission – WHO

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HIV: 94.9% infants saved from mother-to-child transmission – WHO

By Yashim Katurak

The World Health Organisation (WHO), says “Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT)” initiative has helped to protect 94.9 per cent infants exposed to HIV by their mothers in Nigeria.

The organisation said this in a statement signed by the WHO Nigeria Officer-in-Charge (OiC), Dr Clement Peter, in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said that the initiative was established by the organisation, donors and partners.

Peter said the body achieved this by providing technical support, evidence-based guidance and recommendations to the Federal Government to help eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis in the country.

He said that the organisation had also through the initiative, built the capacity of government to offer quality HIV service delivery.

The WHO Officer-in-Charge, said that the PMTCT initiative was established to help address growing HIV statistics of infants in the…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria