Chevron com­mits US$5m to HIV/AIDS global funds

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, La­gos

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.

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