Nigeria Is Largest Recipient of U.S Aid On HIV and Aids Prevention - Entwistle

Nigeria is the largest recipient of the U.S President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) in the world, U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, has said. Entwistle made this known at a reception to celebrate the 238th anniversary of U.S Independence in Abuja on Friday night.According to him, Nigeria is receiving 458 million dollars support each year to help prevent diseases such as malaria.He said a large portion of the money was also used to treat and help prevent diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV andAIDS.The ambassador used the occasion of the July 4 celebrations at the expansive U.S embassy compound in Abuja to highlight U.S priorities and commitment to peace, security and rapid development in Nigeria.

7 July 2014, Source: Vanguard

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