Kwara earmarks N69m to curtail spread of HIV/AIDS


The Kwara state government has earmarked N69 million to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country.

The nation Commissioner for health, Dr Sulyman Alege, introduced the number of stakeholders’ meeting organised via the Kwara State Action Committee on AIDS (KWASACA)in Ilorin on Friday.

The commissioner; represented by  the Director of Medical science and training, Dr Gbenga Johnson, said that the authorities might not relent in its efforts to lessen the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other sicknesses within the state.

He additionally said that the country government could preserve to assist the committee in its undertaking geared toward curbing the scourge.

The state HIV/AIDS Programme manager, Dr Salimata Lawal, commended the state authorities for the adequate investment in the programme geared toward reducing the scourge.

The agency has succeeded in reducing prevalence of HIV/AIDS’  from 4.3 per cent in 2014 to 2.3 per cent in 2016.