U.S. Bank Joins Battle Against AIDS, Tuberculosis in Nigeria
March 11, 2003
The U.S. Export-Import Bank approved an $11 million medium-term guarantee to support a $10 million sale of medical equipment and services to Yobe and Nassarawa states in northern Nigeria, it was announced Monday. Equipment by U.S. suppliers GE Medical Systems and Abbott Laboratories would be used to develop mobile health clinics and prevention, diagnostic and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS and TB in the two states, said Susan Adam, spokesperson of Adam and Associates International. Under the program, Adam said that her company and the other two suppliers would field a team of specialists and equipment to assist in Yobe and Nassarawa. Nigerian physicians and health care workers would have direct training in best practices for important clinical issues such as HIV and drug-resistant TB.Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.