Badaru wants HIV, AIDS prevalence in Jigawa reduced



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

The governor gave the order at the 2018 Nigeria demographic and health data dissemination report presented in Dutse, and made available to Blueprint 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 Health Survey (NDHS) from the National Population Commission (NPC) to curtail the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS prevalence in Jigawa state,” he said.

The governor added that “this report can 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 women 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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