Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday in Abuja that it is the right of all Nigerians to access universal health care
The President said this at the launch of Nigeria HIV / The AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey, NAIIS, 2018 in the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, also said that 3.2 million Nigerians are living with the virus, the disease has had a significant impact on the overall development of the country. He said despite enormous resources in the country since 2001, there were still gaps in access, coverage and treatment of the disease throughout the country.
According to him, "the availability of accurate HIV / AIDS data is crucial for planning health interventions to stop the HIV / AIDS epidemic, it also leads to inefficient use and potential wastage of HIV consumer goods
He also pointed out that the lack of data also influenced the country's ability to compete for HIV and curative measures to eradicate the disease. NAIIS was consistent with its government's determination to deliver sustainable long-term solutions to Nigeria's health and other development challenges.
He said the survey was timely and the government will ensure that every Nigerian has access to universal health services as a right
While emphasizing that the government is committed to the successful conduct of the survey, the President English: […] the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, dr. Sani Aliyu noted that 600 Nigerians were infected with the disease every day, while 400 Nigerians died from the disease.
He said that by screening out the HIV / AIDS problem, it would spur the nation's economy in the long term , The survey, he said, would help identify more Nigerians who are using the virus to treat them.
Also, Erasmus Morah, UNAIDS Country Director for Nigeria, urged President Buhari to increase funding for HIV treatment this year from 1.5 billion to the required 7.5 billion.
Pauline Tallen, chair of the NACA, said, "Without knowing our country's HIV data and trusting the data, we can not properly plan it. If we do not plan enough, we can not effectively fight HIV."  The Minister of State for Health, dr. Said that there were 168,000 deaths from HIV each year and that 220,000 were of new concern. Englisch: bio-pro.de/en/region/stern/magazine/…2/index.html Infectious diseases are not known, but could promote the spread of the disease.
He said: "It is the first investigation in Nigeria and the largest in the world .It will be in the 36 states of the Federal Ration and the FCT."
The NAIIS, an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria by the Federal Ministry for Health and NAKA, is a study on HIV in Nigeria.