Global Fund lists Nigeria, others as beneficiaries of antiretroviral treatment for HIV




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Global Fund, Thursday, said Nigeria among countries would benefit from fund’ grant for antiretroviral treatment for .

This is contained a statement signed by Ms Marcela Rojom, Communications Officer of organisation, and made available newsmen .

Rojom said the statement 6.6 people would get the antiretroviral treatment for 2015.

She added “this year, Global Fund is a transition how assess impact that better reflects the collective contribution toward goals and targets.

“Through programmes supported by Global Fund grants, 6.6 people are getting antiretroviral treatment for with particular strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India and Uganda this year.

“The 6.6 people antiretroviral therapy is an increase of eight per cent, from 6.1 million at the end of 2013.’’

Rojom said that by aligning grants with national strategies and plans for improved , the organisation’ partners could move toward ending the scourge.

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The communications officer added that counselling and testing sessions for HIV had increased by 17 per cent the past years.

the past years, the number of orphans and vulnerable that received basic care and for HIV in programmes supported by Global Fund increased from 6.5 million 7.1 million, a 9 per cent jump.

“With full implementation of a new funding model in 2014, partners in global are striving to increase overall impact by reaching more people affected by HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and .

“In this process, Global Fund is working with partners and experts to arrive at an improved methodology to measure impact of HIV, TB and programmes.’’

Global Fund is a 21st century organisation designed to accelerate the end of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and as epidemics. (NAN)

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