A non-governmental organisation, APIN Public Health Initiatives, has said that it will hold a public presentation of its new book, ‘Turning the Tide: AIDS in Nigeria.’
The organisation began as a project of the Harvard School of Public Health in its commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
It explained that the book documented its success in the fight against the epidemic in Nigeria in the last 13 years.
It also stated that the event, which would have Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as special guest, would hold on April 11 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Speaking to journalists at a pre-event media briefing, the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Dr. Prosper Okonkwo, said that the book presentation was not just a major milestone in the history of the organisation but a demonstration of its success in its mandate to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in the country.
Okonkwo stated, “The HIV/AIDS response in Nigeria has evolved from a stage of denial and complacency, through the establishment and implementation of multi-sectoral response, to the current state of scale-up of quality comprehensive prevention, care and treatment programmes for infected and affected persons in Nigeria.”