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Boehringer Ingelheim increases access to the medication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS

Boehringer Ingelheim is announcing an expansion of its Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement policy. The IP enforcement policy had already been amended in 2007 by an easy-to-use, non-assert declaration for Viramune® (nevirapine). At present, twelve WHO pre-qualified manufacturers qualify for the non-assert declaration for Viramune® and Boehringer Ingelheim grants tiered pricing to 78 countries. Under the revised IP enforcement policy, Boehringer ...

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Minister calls for increase in Nigeria’s budgetary allocation to HIV and AIDs

The Nigerian Government has urged African countries to work towards the production of HIV/AIDs drugs locally to reduce the amount of money spent on importation of the drugs. The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole, represented by the Director of Family Health, Dr. Wapada Balami, made the call while meeting with a delegation from Champion for AID-Free Generation in Africa, ...

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40 Percent of Nigerian Youths Engage in Substance Abuse

The consequences of uncontrolled use of alcohol and drug abuse have significantly placed a burden on Nigeria’s healthcare sector. The former Director General, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Otunba Ipinmisho, in this interview with Kasim Sumaina, spoke on the implications of substance abuse to the society and its cost to health facilities in the country What is your take ...

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Global Fund grants and our dangerous doctors

It is easy to forget that in the very early years of this millennium, HIV/AIDS threatened to wipe out the African continent, ravenously feasting on its best and strongest. That was why, in a special summit in Abuja in April 2001, African leaders declared HIV/AIDS a continental emergency. They went further to call on Africa’s friends to make a significant ...

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Buhari orders EFCC to investigate Global Fund grants

$31.65m unaccounted for President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate how billions of Naira in grants donated by Global Fund to Nigeria disappeared and bring the culprits to book with immediate effect. The probe covers spending between 2010 and 2014. Global Fund, which gives funds for health and medical interventions in Nigeria, has ...

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Global fund: The $3.8m scandal, govt commences probe

On May 3, the Global Funds to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria said it had evidence from an audit of its grants to Nigeria that $3.8 million was mismanaged. The Global Fund is an organization founded in 2002 to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It has been working with governments including Nigeria, civil society and people affected ...

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Lagos Records Reduction in Number of People With HIV – Idris

The Lagos State Government yesterday said it has recorded a drop from its Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, prevalence rate from 5.1 in 2013 to 4.1 presently. The state also disclosed that not less than 47,393 people living with the virus are actively receiving free anti – Retroviral drugs in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed ...

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Poor HIV/Aids Funding – NEPWHAN Call On Buhari Not to Sign 2016 Budget

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) wednesday in Abuja called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency withhold his assent of the 2016 Appropriation Act, given the negligible funds allocated to HIV/AIDS response programmes in the country. The call came on the heels of the tokenistic allocation by the National Assembly of the ...

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Only 45% of Nigerians know their HIV status – AHF

Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has said only 45 percent of Nigerians know their HIV status. A statement  by the Communication Manager Kemi Gbadamosi: “Only about 45% of Nigerians know their HIV status; and judging by the population size, this percentage is quite low.”   As such, the foundation on Thursday  flagged off a testing campaign with the aim of reaching ...

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Economic crisis hits Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS

BUKOLA ADEBAYO writes  on the challenges facing people living with HIV /AIDS  in Nigeria since they have started  paying for consultation, drugs pick-up and other baseline tests that used to be free Before 2005, death was the fate of those that were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Families and friends began burial preparations once a relative was rumoured to have contracted the ...

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