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The House of Representatives has vowed to investigate the utilization and impact of the 62 billion Naira Federal Government Intervention Fund invested in HIV/AIDS control programmes.

The inquiry added that it would also extend its investigation to funds donated by international donors to leprosy, tuberculosis and malaria control programs during the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Amobi Ogah, Chairman of the House of Commons Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, said this during the Committee’s monitoring visit this Thursday.

He expressed disappointment at the absence of the National Coordinator of the National Malaria Control Program and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program during the Commission’s oversight of both agencies.

During the visit, most committee members expressed concern about the spread of HIV/AIDS infections as summarized by NACA, and lawmakers called on NACA to further sensitize rural populations to the disease. .

Data from the National HIV/AIDS Impact Survey conducted by NACA shows that in most states in the Commonwealth, 2 out of 10 people and 3 out of 15 people sampled and tested were infected with the deadly disease. It was shown that

Source: dailypost.ng

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