The National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) says HIV Prevalence in Nigeria now Below 2%. Nigeria has done well with funds it received from the World Bank Assisted Project towards the elimination of the HIV/AIDS virus which presently stands at below 2% prevalence rate.
The Director, Partnerships Coordination of NACA, Emmanuel Alhassan, gave the statistics in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, at a HIV Programme Development Project retreat (HPDP 11) held by staff of NACA.
Staffs of NACA from various departments and units gathered to look at the work plan that it has with the World Bank Assisted Project towards ensuring that it meets the project development objectives within the timeline it has.
With about eight months to the end of the timeline, appraisal on how the funds were utilized towards eradicating the virus became necessary. The present World Bank Assisted Project is expected to end in February 2017.
According to Mr Alhassan, the retreat would help team members rebuild strategies on how to provide better services to infected patients and possibly get a zero prevalence rate latest by 2030 if the intervention from World Bank is renewed.
Deputy Director, Partnerships Coordination, Dr. Funke Oki, said that NACA has gone a long way in this fight even in the face of challenges but a lot still needs to be done.