As global leaders meet in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the scale of humanitarian assistance required in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad region resulting from the Boko Haram insurgency needs urgent, high-level attention.
On Saturday, we delivered your name straight to Prime Minister Trudeau, and we found out that the Global Fund had just raised nearly 13 billion dollars to help fight AIDS, TB and malaria for the next three years.
With time, continued security, close coordination at all levels of government, open government process, and engagement by civilian, development, environment and health organisations, there is hope for northeast Nigeria to overcome current challenges and once again drive the region forward.
The challenges surrounding the Nigerian health system are many and it’s time for the government to re-evaluate and take action to preserve the lives of the many Nigerians affected by the failed system.
ONE is at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa this week to tell world leaders that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not over. International governments and African leaders must make it a priority to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in order to protect the millions of lives at risk.