NIGERIA HIV/AIDS NEWS
Elimination of mother to child HIV transmission possible- Global Fund
March 24, 2010
The Global Fund has said that the elimination of mother to child HIV transmissions by 2015 is now within reach if its ongoing programes are properly managed.
An officer of the group, Marcelo Roje said this while on a visit to the National Agency for the Control of AIDS office in Abuja.
The representative of the Executive Director of the Fund, Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, said there were projections in the Global Fund's results report if the current rates of scaling up health investments for the disease were maintained.
She said, "A world where no children are born with HIV is truly possible by 2015. It is possible now to imagine a world with no more malaria deaths, with an increasing number of countries reporting a reduction in malaria deaths of more than 50 per cent.
"No other area of development has seen such a direct and rapid impact as these investments in fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria".
In another development, the Executive Director Joint United Nations programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) Mr Michel Sidibe, said the Global Fund was about getting results.
"However, AIDS is not over in any part of the world without a fully funded Global Fund, our shared dream of universal access to HIV prevention", Sidibe said.
For More Information: The Punch Newspapers- March 24, 2010