Nigeria Signs $469m HIV/AIDS Operation Plan

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The United States of America has signed a 469 million dollars (N147.5 billion) Country Operation Plan (COP) to support HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes in Nigeria.

The COP was signed by the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah Birx, and Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Sani Aliyu.

Deborah Birx stated that COP was an annual programme plan for the U.S. Government investments in the Nigeria National HIV/AIDS Response through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

She said the present U.S. Administration was committed to the issue of HIV/AIDS and also committed to the people and Nigerian government who she said was doing something big at the moment.

The United states ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington, was also present at the event.

The ambassador said “Nigeria is working with the embassy and are committed to changing Nigerian history for better.”

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