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World AIDS Days: Kano Govt. Harps on Free Testing, Counseling

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Kano State Commissioner for Health Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa has said that over 35,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in state are currently receiving treatment to prevent the spread of the disease.

The Commissioner made the disclosure during a press briefing as part of the activities to marked this year’s World Aids Day.

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Dr. Tsanyawa said the theme of this year’s event is ‘ Equitable Access: Everyone’s Voice’

He maintained that the theme was specially selected to call on stakeholders in the HIV response to move towards towards the equitable provision services in both urban and rural communities and call on all stakeholders who are the best hope ending AIDS to lend their voice in the fight against dread disease.

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Dr Tsanyawa pointed out that the 600 centres were created across the state to ensure that the disease is not transmitted from mother to child.

He added that Kano State first Lady Professor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje will inaugurate Public Enlightenment Campaign at the Coronation Hall Government House on 2nd December, 2021.

” These activities include lectures on the theme and sub- theme, lunching of the starndardize premarital screening certificate, lunching of the multi disease, Community Screening outreach in our five first class Emirates and empowerment for people living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable groups among others”.

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