Wellbeing Foundation Africa Meets with UNAIDS Executive Director; Reaffirms Commitment to Curbing Spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
To empower people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and curb the spread of the disease, the Foundation established the Alaafia Universal Health Coverage Fund (AUHCF) in partnership with Hygeia Community Health Care - a local health insurance provider - and the PharmAccess Foundation, to fund the insurance premiums of 5,000 people each year – including pregnant women, children under five, adolescent girls, people living with HIV and AIDS, and the elderly – in line with the guiding principles of universal health coverage (UHC). Absorbing the Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s original PLWHA frontline Positive Lifeline Programme which helped thousands of lives affected by HIV/AIDS for twelve years by providing counselling, home-visits and direct healthcare for persons living with HIV/AIDS in north-central Nigeria, the Alaafia Universal Health Coverage Fund (AUHCF) continues to play a key role in discovering incidences of PLWHA, while helping them access adequate therapy and much needed medical attention.
During the meeting, Mrs. Saraki stated,
“I am…pleased to share with you that the Chief Program Officer of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Mr. Tajudeen Arowolo recently pronounced Kwara as the only state in the north-central zone of Nigeria with the lowest number of HIV/AIDS cases, and one of the lowest in the country, evidence indeed that our intervention approach that integrates improving social determinants within a continuum of care package, by capacitating the patient as an informed partner, is exceptionally effective.”
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