Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


UN lauds Nasarawa HIV/AIDS initiatives

03 May 2014, 07:45

Nasarawa - The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on financing health Millenium Development Goals and malaria, Alan Court, has commended the government’s effort in reducing HIV/AIDS in Nassarawa State.

He gave the commendation during courtesy visit on the State Minister of Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, in his office in Abuja.

Court said that he was on the visit to assess how Nigeria had made progress in the area of maternal and infant mortality and receive update on expansion of vaccination programmes and other intervention activities.

He said that he was negotiating and exploring the possibility of getting additional funds from World Bank to facilitate the purchase of life saving commodities and added that more funds would be made available to Nigeria from Global Fund through United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund.

He called on the Federal Government to ensure that it played its own part of the counterpart funding is released as at when due as this often serves as a trigger to other development partners to do the same.

The Minister of State, Health, thanked the UN envoy for his effort in procuring the funding of health activities in Nigeria and following through to see that the country remained healthy.

Alhassan also urged all stake holders to harmonise actions and synergise with each other so that the MDG goals could be achieved.

Nasarawa has a prevalence of 7.5 percent, which is higher than the average national prevalence of 4.1 percent.

– CAJ News

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...