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More Than 94, 000 Zamfara Women HIV positive - USAID

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A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme said that No fewer than 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara. This was said through Management Services for Health Organisation, the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT).

The team leader of the organisation, Aminu Sarki, spoke at the end of a seven-year treatment and support rolling plan for those living with HIV in the state in Gusau on Thursday.
Mr. Sarki said more than 500 women living with HIV received antiretroviral drugs in the state during the period.
He said 4,436 persons living with HIV in the state were cared for by his organisation.
He explained that the project was aimed at strengthening the capacity of the country’s public, private and community sectors for sustainable HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, control, care and treatment within the health system.
He said his organisation had succeeded in providing services at four comprehensive care and treatment sites as well as trained health personnel in 19 Management Sciences for Health (MSH) supported facilities in injection, safety and waste management. 

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