Anambra fifth in HIV transmission in Nigeria – Agency

The Anambra State Aids Control Agency has uncovered that the state is the fifth most noteworthy in Nigeria with regards to HIV transmission among individuals between 15 to 49 years.

The Executive Director of the organization, Mr Johnbosco Ementa, made expressed this during a two-day partners meeting coordinated by the body in Awka, on Thursday.

Ementa said that the discussion was coordinated for different partners to conceptualize on how best proportional up mission to dispose of HIV transmission in the state.

He guided out that the gathering was an open door toward communicate, share information and feature difficulties confronting the state concerning HIV transmission, with the end goal of tending to them.

He deplored the circumstance saying that the organization was working vigorously with partners to relieve the effect.

He said, “It is sad to take note of that Anambra is the fifth most elevated in Nigeria as far as HIV transmission among individuals matured 15 to 49 years.

“The organization is working enthusiastically to guarantee its decrease or disposal by advancing conduct change in both low and high populace, increment mindfulness and sensitisation among the overall population.”We are likewise working with designated partners, to alleviate the effect of HIV/AIDS in the state.

“Allow me additionally to illuminate you that plans are in progress to train the 2014 HIV Anti Stigma Bill in Anambra State.”

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike, on his part, called for additional endeavors to diminish HIV transmission in the state.

Obidike, who was addressed by the Director, Public Health, Dr Afam Anaeme, said that HIV counteraction is an undertaking that ought to be achieved and supported in the state.

“The example of transmission of the illness has made counteraction a piece troublesome in the state however Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s not set in stone to give occupants
quality medical care administration conveyance.

“I encourage the organization to accomplish other things to guarantee that the transmission of HIV is definitely diminished in the state,” he said.

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