About 1,090,233 people are currently receiving anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria as at June this year- The National Agency for the Control of AIDS.
Dr Gregoary Ashefor, The Acting Director, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation of NACA, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos State.
He spoke on the side-lines of a workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Health, NACA and the Global Fund, an international financing group.
The theme of the three-day workshop is: “Prioritisation of National Health Management Information System, Procurement and Supply Management and Laboratory Systems’ Interventions in the Resilient and Sustainable System for Health Proposal and Partners Mapping of Global Fund Support in Nigeria’’.
Ashefor said that the US President’s Emergency Plans for AIDS Relief, was responsible for about 75 to 80 per cent of the treatment while the Global Fund was responsible for about 20 per cent.
In his words, “We have other initiatives like the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. They are responsible for about seven or eight per cent.’’
He further explained that the Federal Government was planning to include an additional 50,000 people from Taraba and Abia State to receive treatment.
76 people are already receiving treatment in Taraba and Abia State.