WARIF partners NIMR to prevent, treat HIV/AIDS 

Dr Anie Makanjuola (left) and Ms. DeTutu Ajibodu of WARIF, Prof. Babatunde Salako DG/CEO of NIMR, Dr. Agatha David and Dr. Oliver Ezechi of NIMR at the agreement signing ceremony.

The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has announced its partnership with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) to prevent and tread HIV/AIDS in the country.

This partnership will play a huge role in decreasing the prevalence of new cases of HIV/AIDS in our communities as WARIF continues to support the survivors of sexual violence with its free health, legal and counseling services.

The NIMR is the only national reference laboratory with capacities for basic, applied and operational research on HIV/AIDS in the country and the body is continuously carrying out research and developing new ways to ensure that the amount of people contracting the virus is reduced to the barest minimum.

The institute does this by generating scientific data that can help improve policies and interventions in the treatment and control of the virus.Women At Risk International Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation that was incorporated in 2016 by Dr. Kemi Da-Silva Ibru MD; MPH in response to the high incidence of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring among young girls and women across Nigeria.

The foundation’s aim to address this high incidence is through the implementation of target -oriented, impactful and sustainable immediate interventions and preventative initiatives.

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