Chevron commits US$5m to HIV/AIDS global funds
Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation, has released another US$2.5 million to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund AntiRetroviral Treatment Service Maintenance (ART) Program, in four states of Nigeria.
The beneficiary states are Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and Lagos States.
In 2018, a final instalment of US$2.5 million will be disbursed to support these HIV programs, amounting to a total contribution of US$5 million by Chevron to fight the diseases in two years.
These funds are in addition to the US$6.7 million earlier donated by Chevron to the Prevention of Mother-ToChild Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Bayelsa State.
General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, CNL, Esimaje Brikinn disclosed this at the weekend in Lagos during the ceremony which was attended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.
According to Esimaje, the disbursements are part of a 9-year, US$60 million commitment from Chevron to the Global Fund.