A meeting Organized by wife of the President, Aisha Buhari Foundation to raise awareness on dangers of Mother to Child transmission has been concluded in Jalingo, Taraba State Capital.
Speaking at the meeting which was held at the Hope Afresh Foundation Conference Hall, representative of Wife of President, Aisha Buhari, Fatima Rafindadi said the high level advocacy meeting on integration of HIV services into Maternal Newborn and Child Health is to raise awareness on HIV transmission.
Fatima added that the aims of the meeting was to among others accelerate efforts towards preparation and implementation of Maternal Newborn Child MNCH Health Week in line with the National date as well as discuss the integration and demand generation for HIV test for prevention of Mother to Child Transmission during the MNCH Week.
She reiterated the resolve of the Presidents wife through her foundation to ensure that she leads advocacy for improved Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child health as well as no child is born with HIV.
She commended the wife of the Governor Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku for her prompt response to convene the meeting with stakeholders from health sector in attendance.
Responding wife of the Governor Anna Darius commended the Wife of the president Aisha Buhari for her commitment to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS among Women.
Anna Ishaku expressed concern on the prevalence rate of the HIV/AIDS in the State and Nigeria as a whole and sued for holistic approach to contain the trends.
She Applauded the wife of the president, National Agency for Control of Aids, NACA, and other collaborative partners and donor agencies for the choice of Taraba for the high Level advocacy and support Services during the may twenty eighteen round of Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week.
Various contributions were made by stakeholders on how to cub the spread of HIV/AIDS among women in the State.