Nigeria has launched a sixty two billion HIV trust fund with the aim of ensuring no one is left behind in efforts to end HIV/AIDS by 2030.
The launch took centre stage at the commemoration of the 2022 World Aids Day.
Experts at the event believe that this initiative will help Nigeria achieve the 2030 target.
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With only eight years left to the 2030 goal of ending AIDS as a global Health threat barriers leading to inequalities like economic, social cultural and legal factors need to be urgently addressed.
This year’s theme is equalised to end AIDS, equal access to treatment and Prevention Services. It is a call to ensure that persons living with HIV are not left behind by adopting more Community interventions.
Experts at the forefront of this response are highlighting the achievements of the nation’s response as they Mark the world aids day, they still believe that more efforts still need to be put in place in order to achieve the 2030 Target.
The launch of the HIV trust fund online donation portal and other supporting tools are expected to make this possible.
The private sector-led funding for the HIV Trust fund of Nigeria is expected to crystalise a sustainable financial mechanism for the mobilisation and deployment of domestic private sector resources, particularly aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the country.