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22,000 Nigerian Kids Get Infected With HIV Yearly – UN

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The United Nations has come out to say that no fewer than 22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV annually.

The UN system recently revealed this at the National dialogue meeting for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Nigeria otherwise known as vertical transmission of HIV.

According to the group, the meeting is a crucial one for Nigeria to continue onward dialogue on what can be done and the ways of eliminating the vertical transmission of HIV.

He added the vertical transmission of HIV AIDS is one of the key actions that will also help end pandemics, which is what the global world is looking forward to.

His words, ”We are working within a frame work to map out a strategy that we will work with for the next five years along with Nigeria.”

”Ending the vertical transmission of HIV AIDS is one of the key actions that will also help end pandemics, which is what the global world is looking forward to.”

”However, we have so much to do and a long way to go, especially with the mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) taking about 32% and one out of seven being infected on a monthly basis is a Nigerian with about 22, 000 infected yearly.”

”This is a situation that is simply not acceptable and for all these children who get infected about two third of them do not get treatment.”

”So, we in the global community want the Nigerian government to tell us what their sustainable strategic plans are and what they need to eliminate vertical transmission. The UN and its affiliated agencies and bodies are always willing to help Nigeria put an end to PMTCT.”

”Let us know your priorities, so that we can assist and help map out strong, sustainable ways to eliminating vertical transmission.”


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