The Society for Family Health (SFH) has renewed its commitment to chart a path that will end AIDS.
The NGO said the path would help to prepare for and tackle future pandemics and advance progress towards achieving the 2030 global goals.
The Deputy Managing Director, Service Delivery, Mr Kene Eruchaluade, stressed the committment in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.
According to him, the renewed commitment follows the presentation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) annual State of the Epidemic Report titled “The path that ends AIDS”.
Eruchalu said that the report charted a path that could end AIDS, document important progress, though challenges remained.
“Therefore, this calls for immediate action to put the world on course to reach critical 2030 targets.
“We at SFH are renewing our commitments and strategic priorities to continue to prioritise and reach women and key populations.”
Eruchalu said that women and girls were not being reached sufficiently.
He added that the report showed that “every week 4,000 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV and the majority are in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa due to gaps in HIV prevention programmes and gender inequalities.
“According to the new report, the path to ending AIDS is clear but requires political and financial commitment.
“An estimated 39 million people were living with HIV around the world in 2022, yet world leaders could end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.”