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At a free health outreach organized by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), 5000 residents of Awka, Anambra State were beneficiaries.

The funding for the outreach came from the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs.

The Director-General of NACA represented by Mrs. Ezinne Uchendu stated that the outreach campaign was geared towards making residents know their HIV status and help achieve the 2030 goal of zero new infection, zero discrimination against people living with HIV as well as zero AIDS related death.

She stated that using an integrated approach was one of the ways to achieve its target of counseling and testing 20 million Nigerians annually.

She also encouraged all residents of Awka South LGA to benefit from this free health outreach.

Author: Yemi Olarinre