HIV/AIDS In Nigeria
Nigeria’s Minister of Health Isaac Folorunso Adewole. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria has the highest number of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS globally, according to Health Minister Isaac Adewole.

Adewole said this in Abuja on Tuesday at the launch of the roadmap on the implementation of the National Treatment and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT).

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According to him, the country has about 30 percent of the children born with HIV/AIDS globally.

He also noted that Nigeria has 3.1 million people living with the virus with 1.1 million under proper and timely treatment from the government.

“There is no reason why Nigeria should be the highest producer of babies infected with HIV because, we have put in great efforts in the past,” the minister added.

“Obviously, more is required to achieve more results.”