US Disburses $7.8bn to Eradicate HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

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Micheal Olugbode

The United States Government yesterday said it had disbursed more than $7.8 billion through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to help Nigeria boost the fight against HIV/AIDS.

This was contained in a statement by the US Mission to Nigeria commemorating the 20th anniversary of Impact through PEPFAR, marked annually on 28 January.

The statement said the $7.8 billion was to ensure that Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS had comprehensive access to quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services.

It said the investment translated to providing more than 1.9 million Nigerians with access to antiretroviral treatment (ART).

“In Nigeria, PEPFAR has disbursed over 7.8 billion dollars to ensure that all Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS have comprehensive access to quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services.

“Today, Nigeria is on the cusp of HIV epidemic control and is approaching the global ‘95-95-95’…



Source: Thisday Newspaper