‘U.S spent over $4bn on HIV, AIDS in Nigeria’



The U.S Centre for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) said on Friday in Abuja that the organisation has spent over four billion dollars on HIV/AIDS response programme since 2004.

Mr Mahesh Swaminathan, the Country Director said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of a conference on “Partnering for Sustainable HIV Epidemic Control in Nigeria’’.

The conference which was organised by CDC for stakeholders in the health sector across the country, sought to discuss the way forward to tackle HIV and AIDS in the country.

He identified Nigeria as the third largest country in the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFER) programme.

According to him, the programme has contributed about 64 per cent of the total HIV investment in Nigeria, as a major recipient of PEPFAR funds.

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