HIV killed 13, 000 Nigerian children in 2020 — NACA | Dailytrust

HIV killed 13, 000 Nigerian children in 2020 — NACA

National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)
National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)

About 13, 000 children were killed out of the 21, 000 children newly infected with HIV in 2020.

Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Aliyu Gumel Gambo, said this in Abuja Thursday during the national pediatric HIV – TB consultative meeting.

He said as of 2020, only 36 percent of the 150, 000 children living in Nigeria had access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy.

He said the national consultation was aimed at identifying specific programmatic and policy barriers militating against TB cases finding in children and access to life-saving therapy and services in Nigeria.

Eduardo Celades, Chief of Health, UNICEF, said Nigeria was number one in AIDS deaths among children with TB as a significant contributor.

He said the UNICEF and the UN Joint Team were concerned about situation of children in the context of HIV and TB in Nigeria.

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