Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) mister Boss Mustapha says about 6.2 billion dollars has been spent on HIV response in Nigeria since 2005.
The SGF made the announcement on Tuesday in Abuja, during the launch of the HIV Trust Fund of Nigeria (HTFN) – Click to Watch!
According to him about 80 per cent of the funds were contributed by external donors mainly by the United states government’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
He also notes that the Private Sector contributed between 0.1 percent to 2 percent of total funds, with the rest of the funds provided by the Nigerian government.
The Government is hoping that the launch of the trust fund, which will be mainly private sector driven, will guarantee additional funding for HIV interventions, especially for the elimination of the Mother-to-Child transmission.