2017: Kaduna Govt To Conduct HIV Survey On LG Basis
… as HIV status in the state drops from 9.2% to 2.2%
Kaduna State Government said all plans are in top gear to conduct in 2017 the first ever HIV survey in each of the 23 local government areas of the state.
The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Aids Control Agency (KADSACA) Dr Halliru Musa Abubakar disclosed this on Wednesday at a press briefing preparatory to activities marking the World HIV day today.
According to the executive secretary, the essence of such survey is to avail the state government a data base with which could be used to provide necessary assistance to victims as at when due.
Represented by the direction prevention in the agency Dr. Juliana Bwongwon also stated that with the concerted efforts of the state government, the HIV/AIDS status of the state has dropped from 9.2 percent to 2.2 percent.
The executive secretary further disclosed that Kaduna state is not leaving any stone unturned in her efforts that the state attained an HIV free status by the year 2030.
Meanwhile activities lined up to mark the world AIDS day in the state include a rally, free HIV testing and counselling, launching of AYP strategy document among others.
Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai is expected to be the special Guest of honour at the activities lined up to mark the day.
Dr Abubakar also informed that plans to scale up the Primary Health Care (PHC) centres in Kaduna North and Igabi local government areas to a Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) is also concluded.
A meeting with relevant stakeholders including students on HIV/AIDS held also on Wednesday.
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