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‘Over 3m Nigerians infected with HIV/AIDS’

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  1. olofofogal

    olofofogal Let d smoke carry d point

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    In Nigeria, over three million persons are infected with HIV/AIDS, while almost everyone is affected in one form or the other.


    Dr Ngeri Benebo, Director, Environment Health in the Federal Ministry of Health, said this in her welcome address at a capacity building workshop for Federal Ministry of Environment and Zonal Controllers, to mainstream HIV/AIDS Control into routine activities.

    She said the substantial impact of the disease on the social and economic development has contributed to the present decrease in life expectancy and increased the number of deaths of young adults.

    Benebo said, “at this period when Nigeria is determined more than ever before, to achieve rapid development in various sectors of the economy, it becomes imperative that efforts must be accelerated to checkmate the dreaded HIV/AIDS.

    “In this bid, government has already mapped-out several strategies in the national response to the disease and the Ministry of Environment is one of its channels to combat the disease.”

    Benebo said the workshop is a sector response and contribution towards achieving wholistic goal of the Federal Government and also to provide with adequate knowledge that will mainstream the disease control into routine programme activities.

    Minister for Environment, Mrs Helen Esuene, represented by the Director, Personnel Management, Alhaji Mohammed Baba-Gidado, said we are all duty-bound to take up the fight against this deadly disease and that the Federal Government in its commitment, is not leaving anything to chance to bring the disease under control. And that is why National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA), State Action Committee on AIDS (SACA) and Local Action Committee on AIDS (LACA) are sets up to oversee the coordination of the National, State and Local Government responses respectively. NACA also ensures public awareness on the scourge and leads the development of strategic framework to combat the scourge. Having stressed on the vulnerable group, the devastating effects of the disease and the need to rise up to action, the Minister passionately appealed to the resource persons not to leave any stone unturned to clear all doubts this about this nightmare of a disease.

    Present at the workshop were Controllers from Bauchi, kaduna, Kano Borno, Niger, Rivers, Delta, Imo, Oyo and the host state, Plateau.

    The resource persons of Dr, Akudo Ikpeazu, Mr. Emmanuel Udoh and Mrs. Rosemary Nnamdi –Okagbue went all the way to straighten all the confusions that have trailed the dreaded disease and how to be helped out of the menace.

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  2. ilammie

    ilammie Active Member

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    this is so sad why don't you guys learn to use procetion aids is not fiction aids is real. protect yourselves.
     
  3. Peaches

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    That's not bad, considering that we are over 120million in population. What's three in 120? Chicken change.
     
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    grafikdon Well-Known Member

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    This is as accurate as the ridiculous claim that Naija has over 60 million muslims...
     
  5. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    sweat: sweat: sweat: sweat:
     
  6. olofofogal

    olofofogal Let d smoke carry d point

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    and whats ur point?:confused:
     
  7. paj

    paj D JENGBORAN OF YORUBALAND

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    ..well..U wan break am down?
    Pa
     
  8. lola_americana

    lola_americana i'M bRinGinG sExYBacK!!!!

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    oga oooooooooooo
     
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    temmy Well-Known Member

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    God help us and at the same time,lets be wary of AIDS existence
     
  10. grafikdon

    grafikdon Well-Known Member

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    It is not accurate.
     
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