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HIV/AIDS continues to contribute significantly to public health problems in Nigeria. The prevalence rate among women attending ANC gradually increased from 5.4% in 1999 to 5.8% in 2001 but reduced to 5.0% in 2003. Over 3.5 million people are living with HIV and 200,000 children had been orphaned at the end of 2001. Life expectancy at birth declined between 1991 (53.8 years for females and 52.6 years for males) and 1999 (48.2 years for females and 46.8 years for males).

The government of Nigeria introduced Antiretroviral Treatment for PLWAs in 25 tertiary institutions across the country in 2001. Currently, only about 30,000 - 40,000 of the estimated 520,000 PLWAs that need the drugs actually have access to ART. The challenges in this area include building the capacity of the health system (personnel training and institutional strengthening); strengthening the procurement and supply management system to ensure continuous provision of medicines, reagents and other consumables; and institution of an effective monitoring and evaluation system. (Above taken from WHO website)

 

Coutry Director | Yemi Osilaja

Email: yemi.osilaja@olf.org.za


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Telephone: +234 702 774 6766

Fax: +234 802 828 4543

 

223 Ikorodu Road

Anthony Village

Lagos

Email: yemi.osilaja@hwwafrica.org


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