Nigeria joined the rest of the international community in marking the World’s AIDS Day on December 1, 2014. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with the virus, families affected as well as remember those who have died. Nigeria used the day to urge the public to stop stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.
The Theme for the 2014 World AIDS Day is close the gap stop stigma and discrimination.
To make Nigeria a nation of people with functional knowledge of HIV/AIDS who provide care and support to individuals, families and communities confronted with the epidemic and the Agency solely authorized to facilitate all stakeholder HIV/AIDS activities in the country.
To provide an enabling policy environment and stable ongoing facilitation of proactive multi sectoral planning, coordinated implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation activities in Nigeria.
We now invite all HIV/AIDS stakeholders to use the findings of this assessment to improve our strategies to end HIV and AIDS in Nigeria. Through multi-sectoral partnership, we have learnt that by working together, we can achieve better results.
"We live in a completely interdependent world, which simply means we cannot escape each other. How we respond to AIDS depends, in part, on whether we understand this interdependence. It is not someone else's problem. This is everybody's problem."
Bill Clinton - Former President, United State of America
We must stand in solidarity with one another, be proactive to our health challenges, and increase inter-continental scientific research partnerships and development efforts to complement the various national and regional plans already underway. Ownership and sustainability should form the basis of our next plan of actions.
Goodluck Jonathan - President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
National Agency for the Control of AIDS can be reached by mailing our address or calling the phone number listed under contact.
We can also be reached on almost all the social media platform.
Plot 823 Ralph Shodeinde Street, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria