UN showers encomiums on Buhari over medicines for HIV patients

UN showers encomiums on Buhari over medicines for HIV patients

- The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over his commitment to speed up HIV treatment and prevention in Nigeria

- UNAID said President Buhari provided Anti Retroviral medicine (ARVs) for 50,000 additional people living with HIV each year

- The group said the government of Nigeria is committed to maintain the current 60,000 plus clients on life saving medicines

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over his provision of Anti Retroviral medicine (ARVs) for 50,000 additional people living with HIV each year.

Daily Trust reports that NACA on Tuesday, September 26, quoted President Buhari in a statement.

The statement read: ''We recognise the impact of the global financing environment and the need for shared responsibility in order to end AIDS in Nigeria by 2030.

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''Thus, we have committed to increased domestic resourcing of the AIDS response.

''In the light of this, the government of Nigeria is committed to maintain the current 60,000 plus clients on life saving medicines and an additional 50,000 new clients per year''.

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It was learnt that President Buhari also announced that Nigeria had already put more than one million people living with HIV on treatment.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that UN estimated 200 million dollars to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in ''massive numbers” to escape a bloody military campaign.

NAIJ.com TV took to the street to ask Nigerians about President Buhari's achievements in two years:

Source: Naij.com

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