FCT Acting Secretary of Health, Mrs. Grace Achu-Odey, has said that 14,569 people – males and females – tested HIV positive in 2016.
She also said a total of 265 HIV sites were established in health facilities within the six area councils to ensure that those who are positive accessed care. “And a total of 2,632 pregnant women who were HIV positive received the ARV treatment for prevention of mother to child transmission,” she added.
Achu-Odey who made these revelations recently while briefing newsmen in Abuja on the activities of the secretariat in 2016, also said from January to December 2016, it procured and distributed drugs worth N300 million to its health facilities across the six area councils.
She acknowledged that the efforts of the secretariat in drugs procurement was not sufficient for the number of hospitals, but that work was in progress towards procuring drugs in bulk from pharmaceutical companies to meet the needs of primary and secondary health facilities. Read more