According to Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), come June, 2018, the largest national AIDS survey will be conducted in the country. This was announced at a news conference on “Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey’’ recently in Abuja.
The survey would be in collaboration with the United States Government, Global Funds, UNAIDS, Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO), among others; and would run for six months across the 36 states and the FCT.
The aim of the survey is to determine the true distribution of HIV and Hepatitis B and C in the country and provide key information that would guide the government in planning and developing effective programmes to control HIV and Hepatitis in the country.
Participants would be drawn from households to serve as a representation of the entire population in the selected communities.
The survey will also contribute to providing data which is still one of the major challenges in the health sector, today.