300,000 children infected with HIV in 2020 – UNICEF

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

At least, 300,000 children were infected with HIV in 2020, UNICEF has said in a report released Tuesday. The release by the UNICEF communication officer in Borno state, Mra. A Folashade, made available to newsmen in Maiduguri ahead of World AIDS Day, said another120,000 children died from AIDS-related causes during the same period. In Nigeria, 20,695 children aged 0-9 years Read More

‘Nigeria making progress in HIV response despite Covid-19’

November 12, 2021 Editorial III 0

Nigeria made considerable progress in HIV response in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, Peer Review Forum (PRF), a civil society organisation (CSO), has disclosed. PRF’s chairperson, Ize Adava, made the disclosure Friday in Abuja in her address of welcome at the 2021 edition of the annual Civil Society Accountability Forum. She said stakeholders had to adapt and adopt strategies that Read More

VIDEO: In Tokyo, Elizabeth Anyanacho, officials receive Taekwondo brand new gears, kits for Olympics

July 16, 2021 Editor 0

Taekwondo star Elizabeth Anyanacho alongside Olympian Chika Chukwumerije and Secretary General Kabir Yusuf on Friday recieved and unveiled brand new gears and kits from South Korea. Branded by Motor company, Olympian to be Anyanacho currently at her training camp in Japan later wore and displayed the wears. An excited Anyanacho while expressing her feeling said, “Yea, it looks good. I Read More

How COVID-19 impacted on HIV patients’ access to treatment – Counsellor

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Adherence counsellor at the National Hospital Abuja, Mr Uyoo Emmanuel, has said the fear of stigmatisation prevented many HIV patients from accessing drugs in nearby facilities during the COVID-19 lockdown. In a chat with Blueprint, Wednesday, Emmanuel said the viral load of many HIV patients increased as they failed to adhere to treatments, but that officials found a way to Read More