Nigeria Pledges US$ 12 Million to eradicate HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

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HIV, Tuberculosis And Malaria Are Preventable And Treatable Diseases, Yet Globally They Kill More Than 2.6 Million People Each Year. The World Has Committed Through The Sustainable Development Goals To End These Epidemics By 2030. In A Spirit Of Global Solidarity, The Sixth Replenishment Conference Of The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria (Global Fund)

Nigeria demonstrated its support and solidarity with the international community by making a financial pledge of US$ 12 million (a 20% increase) to the Global Fund, while expressing its commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programs.

“With the incredible support of partners and donors around the world, we succeeded in reaching over US$ 14 billion to help save 16 million lives.

Nigeria ensured through the ongoing budgetary process that President Buhari’s commitment at the United Nations General Assembly in 2017 to make government resources (approximately NGN 3.5 billion) available to put an additional 50 000 Nigerians on life-saving antiretroviral therapy every year is realized.

The government is committed to enhancing ownership and sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response, said the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.

“Nigeria bears a huge burden of the global TB, malaria and HIV epidemics so it is imperative that both domestic and international investments are urgently scaled up,” said Gunilla Carlsson UNAIDS Executive Director a.i. “The increase in Nigeria’s pledge

“The continued Government of Nigeria funding for growing the National Treatment and Prevention Programmes is vital for the sustainability of the AIDS response. I appeal to all governors to equally commit to investing to end AIDS in Nigeria as a public health threat by 2030,” said Dr Gambo Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).

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