The Akwa Ibom State Agency for the Control of AIDS – AKSACA has tasked all Akwa Ibomites and indeed Nigerians, on the need to end inequality, as panacea for HIV/AIDS prevalence in Akwa Ibom state.
The project manager of Akwa Ibom State Agency for the Control of AIDS – AKSACA, Igbemi Igbemi stated this at the world AIDS day celebration. In his remarks, Igbemi, who thanked all supporting donors for their various contributions and fundings, underscored the importance of ending discrimination against people living with HIV.
UNAID state representative, Dr Idayat Uthman, in her remarks called for government support in healthcare.
Meanwhile, the coordinator of the network of people living with HIV/AIDS, Elizabeth Udoh, also sought for funding from the state government for AKSACA to help persons living with the virus in a transparent manner.
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Notable figures at the event were the state AIDs program coordinator, Dr. Ime Usanga, representative of NACA, Hyginus Areji; as well as representatives of other special donors including UNAID, USAID, JSI, Heartland Alliance, UNFPA, among others.
The grand finale for the World AIDS day celebration which was held yesterday featured a walk from the ministry of health to Ibom plaza where there was a symposium and talk show hosting all the partners as led by AKSACA.
By Florence Essien