Donor funds enough to place 3.2 Nigerian HIV patients on treatment – NACA DG

Donor funds from the Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), among others, are enough to place no fewer than 3.2 million Nigerians  currently living with HIV virus on treatment, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr Sani Aliyu, has revealed.

Aliyu made the revelation while addressing health correspondents and editors at an Annual Media Interactive Dinner in Abuja recently saying the amount of money coming into the country in support of  HIV/AIDS control programme is actually enough if the nation has a  cost-effective programme to look after everybody.

The NACA Chief Executive  also disclosed that donor funds to Nigeria  are equivalent to the nation’s  entire annual budget for health, adding that the country only needed new approach to handling such funds to achieve results.

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