Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
NACA, SURE-P target 5,000 in free HIV screening, medical outreach in Bayelsa

By News Express on 21/12/2015

Views: 2,078

The National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) on Sunday commenced a free HIV counseling, testing and medical outreach targeted at covering 5,000 beneficiaries in Bayelsa.

Addressing the combined medical team at BGGS, Ovom community in Yenagoa, Dr Rosemary Adu, Head of SURE-P unit of NACA said the team will render free medical services for the next four days in Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa.

According to Dr Adu, the agency was collaborating with the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) on the scheme in 30 states of the federation.

She explained that the programme was a component of the Presidential Comprehensive Response Plan to test 50 million Nigerians for HIV between 2014 and 2015.

The plan, she said, included free medical care for multiple diseases including Malaria, diabetes and hypertension as well as HIV treatment to an additional 600,000 HIV positive patients across the country.

Adu said that NACA was working at reducing new HIV infections and combating stigmatisation of HIV infected persons.

She noted that some 1000 persons have so far been tested for HIV and provided medical care for other health conditions like malaria, hypertension and diabetes.

Mrs Ebi Sunday, one of the beneficiaries, commended the Federal Government for the free medical scheme and urged the organisations to sustain the exercise and make it frequent.

Also, Mr Joe Samuel, who benefitted from the medical service, said he received medications after seeing a medical doctor.

Several healthcare professionals were on hand to counsel prospective beneficiaries during their waiting period for the tests and consultation with doctors



Source News Express

Posted 21/12/2015 04:49:31 AM





You may also like...
Flood claims 16 in Bauchi, Niger

Rivers APC Primary: Supreme Court to hear Abe’s...

Prince Charles arrives in Lagos

Germany considers 'Mosque Tax' to replace foreign funding...

3 years on, and the President didn’t fail...

El-Rufai presents N166 billion Kaduna Budget for 2016...

Countdown to digital broadcasting: Plateau Govt. to subsidise...

FEC approves N15.73 billion road project in Enugu...

Police kills innocent man, injures 2 others

Hameed Ali takes charge at Customs, outlines agenda...

CBN mulls interest rate increase

China bails out Petrobras’ $14 billion refinery misadventure...


Latest News Cultists on rampage in Lagos Drama as Atiku’s witness weeps at election tribunal African spymasters storm Abuja, establish database to track terrorist fighters across continent Ruga: Abia Govt. scrutinises land sales above 5 hectares UNIJOS unveils world’s first anti-snake vaccine 7 suspected cultists face robbery, assault charge Don’t obey Northern Elders’ order to quit South, Buhari tells Fulani herdsmen Police restrict protests to only one location in Abuja Why we are giving appointments in batches — Okowa •Swears-in 8 Special Advisers Ekiti expends N3.9bn on pensions Fish out Funke Olakunrin’s killers without delay — Classmates Kidnapping, robbery: Police arrests 53 suspects in Abia


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (508,714 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,158 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (372,979 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,474 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,056 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (246,986 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (238,867 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (222,636 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (220,914 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,456 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,146 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,784 views)


NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (96) Business & Economy (4,354) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,070) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (778) Global Business Monitor (395) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,719) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (338) News (48,745) Opinion (1,290) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,164) Religion (1,050) Sports (2,098) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera