The Global Health Fund yesterday disclosed that it needs about $14 billion to with the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and also end other deadly obstinate epidemics, NAN reports. Peter Sands, the Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria also announced that there is a three-year cycle fundraiser targeted to save about 16 million lives, which is half of the deaths from those three diseases.
A Consultant Gastroenterologist with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Olufunmilayo Lesi, has appealed to Nigerians as a matter of urgency to go for test determining their Hepatitis B status. He warned that the liver-damaging virus is ruthlessly ravaging the Country with over 20 million Nigerians currently living with the deadly virus.
Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari says Nigeria does not need the assistance of Foreign donors to provide the needed treatments for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). She made the statement on Friday, during the launch of Free to Shine Campaign Against Childhood Aids, at the Secretariat of African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) in Abuja.