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Taraba increases in HIV cases among pregnant women

09 October 2013, 08:28

Jalingo - The Taraba Government on Tuesday decried the increasing rate of HIV infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in the state.

The state’s Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, bemoaned the development in Jalingo, while inaugurating of the governing board of Taraba Action Committee on AIDS (TACA).

“The rising prevalence of HIV cases among the pregnant women attending antenatal in the state is unacceptable to us.”

“I, therefore, charge you to do everything possible to ensure that this ugly trend is quickly checked,” he said.

Responding, Dr Simon Ambita, the Permanent Secretary of TACA, who is now its Director-General, said that the committee would collaborate with other stakeholders in efforts to tackle the menace.

Ambita, who stressed that HIV and AIDS had no known cure yet, appealed to the three arms of government and the media to continue to give adequate support to the campaign on HIV prevention and care.

“We will do everything humanly possible to check the ugly trend among the pregnant women and people living in the state.”

“We will continue to count on the support of the executive, legislative and judicial arms of government as well as the media in efforts to step up the campaign on HIV prevention,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 21-member committee comprises representatives of labour unions, government agencies, women groups and youth groups, among others.

-    NAN

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