Governor Abiodun takes steps to reduce HIV/AIDS infection in Ogun State

Governor Abiodun takes steps to reduce HIV/AIDS infection in Ogun State

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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has discussed some measures which would help reduce the spread and infection of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the state.

 

Governor Abiodun, on Thursday, received the United States of America Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria, Kathleen Fitzgibbon in his office alongside representatives of the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN).

 

They paid a courtesy visit to the Governor alongside Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, for the launching of the Anti-Retroviral Therapy, ART Surge Light Initiative delivered by the US Centre for Disease Control and implemented by APIN.

 

The ART Surge Light campaign was birthed by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to put about 20,200 people living with HIV on life-saving anti-retroviral therapy by September 30, 2021 in Ogun State.

 

After thanking APIN and the United States Diplomatic Mission for making the campaign come to a reality, Governor Abiodun disclosed that Ogun State are taking a number of steps to prevent mother-child HIV transmission, increase enlightenment on the use of condoms amongst others.

 

He also solicited for U.S support to foster economic development in the Gateway State through education exchange, trade and investment, and agriculture.

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