Kano develops plan on HIV/AIDS

HIV Test

As World Bank Spends N385m On Items
Worried by the disturbing number of patients living with HIV/AIDS, Kano State government, through Kano State Agency for the Control of Aids (SACA), has developed a five-year strategic development plan (2017-2022) to curb the menace.

At a media briefing to showcase achievements in his one year in office, the Director General of the Agency, Dr. Bashir Usman, said: “We are targeting an AIDS-free state by the year 2022. I am also happy to announce to you that we are getting all the necessary cooperation from stakeholders.”

He said: “The state governor, represented by his deputy, Prof Hafiz Abubakar, launched and distributed items secured under World Bank Development Project II, worth about N385m, which include 19 blood transfusion fridges, each installed in a designated hospital, 3-CD4 POC machines with dedicated solar power supply for testing the level of the virus and monitoring response to treatment, were taken to Wudil and Tudun Wada General Hospitals.”

Other materials, according to him, include 1,285 chemistry and haematology reagents for 52 HTC sites, 80,000 HIV rapid test kids for antenatal and HTC to ensure prevention of transmission of HIV.”

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