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22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV yearly – UN




The United Nations has disclosed that no fewer than 22,000 Nigerian youngsters get contaminated with HIV yearly.


The UN made the assertion on Tuesday on the Nationwide dialogue assembly for the prevention of mom to baby transmission of HIV in Nigeria, in any other case referred to as vertical transmission of HIV.

Talking on behalf of the UN was Mr. Claes Johansson, Chief of administration for outcomes, United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF), who described the assembly as an important one for Nigeria to proceed onward dialogue on what might be accomplished and the methods of eliminating the vertical transmission of HIV.

“We’re working inside a framework to map out a technique that we’ll work with for the subsequent 5 years together with Nigeria.

“Ending the vertical transmission of HIV AIDS is among the key actions that will even assist finish pandemics, which is what the worldwide world is trying ahead to.

“Nevertheless, we have now a lot to do, and an extended option to go, particularly with the mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) taking about 32% and one out of seven being contaminated on a month-to-month foundation is a Nigerian with about 22,000 contaminated yearly.

“This can be a state of affairs that’s merely not acceptable, and for all these youngsters who get contaminated, about two-third of them don’t get therapy.

“So, we within the world group need the Nigerian authorities to inform us what their sustainable strategic plans are and what they should get rid of vertical transmission. The UN and its affiliated businesses and our bodies are all the time keen to assist Nigeria put an finish to PMTCT.

“Tell us your priorities in order that we are able to help and assist map out robust, sustainable methods to get rid of vertical transmission,” Johansson stated.

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