The Minister of Health, Prof Issac Adewole, Minister of Communication, Barr Adebayo Shittu, Miss Health Nigeria, Queen Rita Chinedu, DG NACA , Dr. Sani Aliyu, DG NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, DG NHIS, Prof Usman Yusuf and other health practitioners on Thursday December 1st, 2016 raised awareness about the deadly virus at the World AIDs Day Conference which was held in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Hosted by National Agency for Control of AIDs (NACA) this colourful event is organized to fight against one of the world’s largest threat to human development.
The Theme of the conference was “Hands On For HIV Prevention” The well selected speakers spoke on the possible ways to prevent HIV from spreading.
The Minister of Health, also shared some challenges facing the healthcare system in Nigeria and appreciated the Federal Government effort in increasing the Health allocation for 2017, A Book was launched at the conference, A Guideline to HIV & AIDs and the event ended with HIV Tests by The Ministers, First Ladies, Miss Health Nigeria and other health practitioners.
The Current Miss Health Nigeria, Queen Rita Chinedu rounded it up with a goodwill message on how HIV/AIDs is causing a major problem in Nigerian and she also added that the Federal Government and Ministry of Health should focus more on how to fulfil the HIV Free Nigeria by 2030.