Nigeria’s Director of United Nations, Mr Bilali Camara, has set a 2020 deadline to end the transmission of Humane Immune Virus (HIV), particularly the mother to child transmission.
Speaking at a retreat in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Friday, Mr Camara disclosed that the event was part of efforts aimed at re-strategizing to put an end to HIV-related deaths in the state.
He said that his office was out to ensure that no child would be born with HIV and no mother would die of AIDS in Cross River State anymore.
Mr Camara promised to collaborate with Mediatrix in the actualization of this and other UNAID programmes in the state, including achieving its Sustainable Development programme.
The retreat also sought the cooperation of the State Government to ensure that Cross River State becomes the first state in Nigeria to eliminate the transmission of the virus.
He noted that the plans would only succeed with the support of the state.