Former Nigeria Institute of Medical Research Director-General Advises Country to Take Ownership of HIV/AIDS Programs
April 22, 2010
"With over 80 percent of the country's national response to HIV and AIDS donor-driven, health experts have expressed fear that the global economic recession may affect the efforts to combat the epidemic in Nigeria," Vanguard/allAfrica.com reports. Oni Idigbe, former director-general of the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, addressed his concerns during remarks made to journalists ahead of the 5th National Conference on HIV/AIDS in Lagos, Nigeria, May 2-5, the news service reports. Speaking with journalists, Idigbe, who is also chairman of the organizing committee for the conference, emphasized the need for Nigeria to increase its ownership of the country's response to HIV/AIDS (Obinna, 4/19).
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