Speaker Dogara pledges support, supply of food for IDPs
”The targets to end AIDS stipulates that 90 per cent of persons living with HIV would know their status by 2020 and 90 per cent of those diagnosed with HIV would receive antiretroviral therapy and 90 per cent of those receiving treatment would be virally suppressed.
Moma-Efretuei said that this imitative would form the bedrock on which future interventions would lie.
The FCT Regional Manager, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Dr Olayemi Olupitan, urged the Nigerian government to intensify efforts and awareness on HIV testing and treatment.
Olupitan added that UNAIDS had reached advanced stage in its trategy to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 in Nigeria
She added that the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, was collaborating with the National Assembly and Methodist Church to provide free medical services to the residents of Karimajiji IDPs.
The Chairman, Karimajiji IDP camp, Mohammed Abubarka, called on the Federal Government to support the IDPs to return to their homes.
Abubarka said that the suffering was too much and it would be appreciated if they could go back home.
”We want to go back home, we want to go back to farming and working, there is no place like home, we are not happy here.
”We have no food, hospital or school, we are suffering and we need help, we have been here for over three years,” he said.
He began working with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Ohio in 2013, raising money, giving speeches and visiting patients at the same hospital he once frequented. He also started his hero program, hosting pediatric cancer patients such as Gomez at his games and meeting them on the field after the final whistle.
But Lampson soon started to question where donated money went in those larger nonprofits. In 2014, he started his own, the Lampstrong Foundation. It’s collectively run by his parents, three older siblings and staff at the Columbus Crew, all on a volunteer basis.
In Columbus, he started events such as the Kick Cancer Cup, with local celebrities playing a game at Columbus’ stadium to raise money for his foundation. When his contract ran out, Lampson signed with the Chicago Fire for the 2016 season and forged a partnership with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He did several fundraising events involving doughnuts, his favorite food, from running a counter at a local shop to hosting a doughnut tour around the city.
When Chicago traded him to the Loons this season, Lampson’s work began again.
He toured hospitals before settling on working with Masonic Children’s. United also has been supportive, from helping set up the hospital visits and heroes for home and away games to his teammates and club staff buying and wearing his Lampstrong Foundation T-shirts.