The National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) announced the reduction of HIV/Aids prevalence rate in West Africa.
The Chairman of the Governing Body of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization and Director General of the NACA, Mr John Idoko, told a gathering in Abuja that Nigeria is recording a minus three percent new infection rates while Ghana has achieved a minus-one prevalence rate.
The organization is set up to control the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/Aids and Ebola in the West African sub region.
14 years after its establishment, Chairman of the organization said the region has achieved significant reduction in the prevalence of HIV/Aids and control of other disease that are easily transferred along the borders of these countries where 65% of the economic activities of West African states happen.
Commending the efforts of the West African countries, the representative of the United Nations Agency for HIV/Aids said there is need for more co-operation and integration of other country borders to ensure that the West African sub-region achieves the United Nations goal of eliminating HIV/Aids completely or reducing it to the barest minimum by the year 2020.