Badaru wants HIV, AIDS prevalence in Jigawa reduced

Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa has directed all sexually transmitted diseases, including Human Immuno-deficiency (HIV) and AIDS to be curtailed in the state.

The gave the order at the 2018 demographic and dissemination report presented in Dutse, and made available to  Thursday. He called on the authorities concerned to take serious action to minimise the spread of the disease.

 “I want the policy makers and planners to use results from the National Demographic and Survey (NDHS) from the National Commission (NPC) to curtail the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Human Immuno-deficiency (HIV) and AIDS prevalence in Jigawa state,” he said.

The added that “this report also be used for planning purposes in our ministries, departments, boards and parastatals as well as other relevant agencies in Jigawa state.”

The NPC officer in charge of Kano and Jigawa, Dr Ismail Lawal Suleiman, said the meeting in Dutse aimed at revealing the outcome of the NPC’s survey of 2018.

According to him, “The result of the survey shows a number of significant outcome, two per cent of and two per cent of men, ages 15 and above, have difficulty or cannot function in at least one domain of disability or the other.”

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