Civil Society Groups in the country are calling on the Federal Government to increase its domestic funding to HIV/AIDs in order to avoid dependency on international donors. Coordinator Health Care Foundation Adetayo Fowolawi says the funding will strengthen the Civil Society Organisation to effectively serve as a watchdog for grant implementation and promote accountability.
UNIAD says if the patterns of stagnant funding persist on HIV treatment and services are not scaled up rapidly by 2020 it could result in 21 million deaths and an additional 28 million people becoming infected with HIV by 2030.
Country Director, Aids Health Care Foundation says a timely scale up of funding for AIDS, TB and malaria would yield a 15 fold return on investment. He is therefore calling on Germany, Japan and China to increase their pledges towards the global fund.