In Nigeria, private organizations, including the media, are heeding the call to take ownership of the HIV and AIDS response. Rivers state radio station Cool/Wazobia FM/Nigeria Info has shown commitment to the cause, signing a deal in July 2016 to provide HIV-related programming over the next two years.
In Nigeria an estimated 3.5 million people are living with HIV, but only half of them receive care and treatment. Donor funding accounts for more than 70% of the country’s HIV and AIDS response, but more resources are needed to sustain and expand this care. To remedy the coverage gap, Nigeria will need to mobilize more of its own resources. With support from USAID/Nigeria, HFG, and the […]