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UN partners Ayade’s wife to end HIV mother to child transmission

In its renewed effort to eradicate the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, particularly mother to child transmission, MTCT, Country Director of United Nations, UN, Mr. Bilali Camara, has set 2020 deadline to end the transmission of the virus in Cross River and Nigeria at large.

Camara, who dropped the hint yesterday during a dinner in honour of United Nations (UN) agencies after a 3-day retreat hosted by the wife of Governor Ben Ayade, Lynda, in Calabar, said the partnership with the governor’s wife’s NGO, Mediatrix Development Foundation, had given them the opportunity to re-strategize to put an end  to HIV-related deaths in the state.

According to her: “We have discussed and agreed as well as given ourselves a homework which is essential that by the end of 2020, no child will be born with HIV in Cross River State and no mother will be dying of AIDS   in this state, even in Nigeria. We want the governor to lead us in this direction to ensure that Cross River becomes the first state in Nigeria to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV.”

 


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