The world bank has lauded the efforts of the Nigerian government to rise to the challenges being posed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
According to David Wilson, World Bank Global HIV/AIDS Program Director, "the battle of AIDS will be won or lost in a small number of countries, and few are more important than Nigeria,”. “We salute Nigeria’s leadership for rising to this immense challenge.”
He added that in the suburbs of Abuja, Nigeria, dedicated implementers of HIV programs are meticulously mapping the area’s HIV epidemic with colorful dots, symbolizing the locations of most-at-risk populations.
The World Bank is supporting Nigeria's efforts to map the epidemic in seven of its states with the highest disease burden, and is working closely with the Global Fund, UNAIDS, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Society for Family Health to map other states.