From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) and Society for Women Development and Empowerment of Nigeria (SWODEN) is building the capacity of People Living with HIV and AIDS to strengthen their access to efficient HIV services in Kaduna State.
SWODEN’s Programme Officer, Mr Umar Jimeta, Programme Officer, made this known in Kaduna yesterday at the opening of a five-day capacity building of vulnerable populations.
He said that the training, with SWODEN as the implementing partner, was designed to address the gaps in HIV service delivery, particularly care and treatment, as well as addressing the drivers of HIV pandemic in the country.
He said the target groups include Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), Association of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ASWAN), and Association of Positive Youths Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (APYIN).