NACA HOSTS 16 NIGERIANS HONOURED BY THE US OVER FIGHT AGAINST HIV

The Nigerian government has hosted 16 Nigerians recently honoured by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for their contributions to the control of the HIV epidemic in Nigeria. PEPFAR on June 16 honoured the Nigerians as part of the commemoration of its 15th anniversary. The initiative has been at the centre of the fight against HIV in Nigeria since its inception and has been contributing about $400 million yearly to the cause. Speaking at an event to celebrate the Nigerians, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of…

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UNIVERSAL CURE FOR CANCER AND AIDS ON THE WAY- NOBEL LAURETTE

A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, says efforts are ongoing to develop a universal cure for HIV and cancer through collaboration. Barre-Sinoussi, a co-discoverer of the HIV,  said this in Paris while conducting some select journalists on a  tour of the sophisticated laboratories at Institut Pasteur. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier co-discovered the HIV in 1983. She also stated that the HIV Cure and Cancer Forum would on Saturday be inaugurated at the Institut Curie in Paris. “Efforts are now underway to determine…

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