|NACA, States To Enroll 500,000 On HIV Treatment|
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS said it would generate about N26 billion to fund HIV programmes and enroll another 500,000 people for treatment.
Dr. Sani Aliyu, Director-General, NACA, said the money would be generated through deduction of 0.5 to one per cent of the monthly federation allocation to states.
Aliyu disclosed this during a joint news conference to commemorate the 2017 World AIDS day.
He said: “If we are able to achieve the target, NACA together with PEPFAR and Global Fund, will reach almost two million people on treatment.”
He said the theme of the commemoration was ‘the right to health and making it happen’.
He added that to people living with HIV/AIDS, the rights to health amounted to access to anti-retro-viral and access to good care.
Aliyu said: “We as government is committed to finding resources to address the challenges we had in terms of funding.