Nigeria: FG, UNAIDS to Partner On Domestic HIV/Aids Drugs Manufacture, Others

An article from AllAfrica
December 10, 2015
The United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) programme in Nigeria said it would partner the Federal Government in domestically sourcing funds and drugs for the control of HIV/AIDS in the country.
The Country Director of UNAIDS, Dr Bilali Camara, made this known to State House correspondents after paying a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa.
According to him, the visit is to ask Osinbajo to use the National Economic Council's channel to increase domestic funding for HIV/AIDS to sustain the national response and end the pandemic by 2030 as President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to do.
"We have agreed on three points and we have agreed on the follow up steps which we really have to put in place so that we will continue this dialogue so that Nigeria will continue to benefit from his leadership and the whole UN support in terms of how to increase domestic funding to AIDS.
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