Nigeria trains health workers on HIV/AIDS drugs

Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government Thursday started a two-day training for medical officers selected to administer the anti-retroviral drugs it recently ordered, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.
Health workers from federal teaching hospitals and medical centres across the country, are attending the workshop, organised in Abuja by the federal Health Ministry.
The Ministry's acting Permanent Secretary, Suleiman Sani said the training was crucial and timely as it represented the beginning of a new chapter in the country's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Some 2.
6 million people are infected with the virus that causes AIDS among Nigeria's estimated 110 million population

12 july 2001 19:03:00

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