60% of HIV Cases in Nigeria Female- Insights by Information Nigeria

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60% of HIV Cases in Nigeria Female- Insights by Information Nigeria

60% of HIV Cases in Nigeria Female- Insights by Information Nigeria. Six out of every 10 individuals living with HIV in Nigeria are females, as reported by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).

Insights from NACA on International Women’s Day

As the agency observes this year’s International Women’s Day, it underscores the alarming statistic that young women face three times the risk of life-threatening health complications compared to men in the same age bracket.

NACA’s Director-General, Gambo Aliyu, emphasized the resonance between this year’s theme, “Invest in women, accelerate progress,” and the agency’s commitment to addressing gender disparities and the specific challenges confronting women living with HIV/AIDS.

Aliyu expressed concern over the disproportionate burden of HIV among young women in Nigeria, highlighting the urgent need for investment in women’s health.

60% of HIV Cases in Nigeria Female- Insights by Information Nigeria

“Investing in women transcends mere financial commitments; it is a strategic investment in the sustainable development of our communities,” remarked Aliyu. “Empowering women yields transformative outcomes that benefit families, communities, and the nation at large.”

Aliyu reiterated NACA’s unwavering dedication to empowering women and girls, recognizing their pivotal role in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He underscored the agency’s efforts to implement inclusive policies, ensure equitable access to comprehensive healthcare, and promote education, enabling women to make informed choices regarding their sexual and reproductive health.

“Through targeted interventions and community involvement, we aim to foster an environment that safeguards the dignity of every woman,” Aliyu affirmed.

The Director-General extended appreciation to individuals, organizations, and partners for their contributions to advancing women’s rights and the global HIV/AIDS response. He urged sustained collective action towards a future where every woman can live free from the burden of HIV/AIDS.

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