The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the federal government of Nigeria have solidified their partnership to fortify the battle against HIV and advance healthcare endeavors within the country.

During the 3rd Bi-annual CDC Nigeria Performance Review Meeting and Stakeholder Engagement in Abuja, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, emphasized the pivotal role played by the US CDC in partnership with the federal government.

Representing the minister, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, Director of Public Health at the Federal Ministry of Health, highlighted, “Our accomplishments are palpable in the expanded delivery of HIV testing, treatment, and care services, resulting in a remarkable achievement surpassing 90 percent in each of the UNAIDS 95-95-95 cascade targets by the end of 2022.”

An integral achievement within this reinforced collaboration is the inception of the Nigeria HIV Sustainability and Impact Project (NSHIP), generously supported by the US CDC.

Pate reaffirmed the government’s unwavering commitment to sustainable health and HIV financing, underscoring its place at the forefront of the government’s agenda.