FCT Acting Secretary of Health, Mrs. Grace Achu-Odey, has said that 14,569 people – males and females, tested HIV positive in 2016.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on the activities of the secretariat in 2016, Mrs. Grace said a total of 265 HIV sites were established in health facilities within the six area councils to ensure that those who are positive accessed care.

“And a total of 2,632 pregnant women who were HIV-positive received the ARV treatment for prevention of mother to child transmission.”

“We secured accreditation from the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria and West African College of Physicians for post-graduate residency training in family medicine, to enhance capacity building and improve the quality of care.

“With the challenges in finances, it is not easy to train medical officers up to their specialist level, so for us to achieve that, it is a plus for us. Because it means that we would have our doctors carrying out their training within our facilities, while providing services to the populace of the FCT,” she said.

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