OUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHO WE ARE

Our responsibility as an organization is operating in the field of international collaboration for sustainable development in the healthy living and safety of humanity. We feel bound by the principles of global effort, human rights, fair treatment of every persons and acting as environmental awareness to facilitating both local and international zero infection, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related death.

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NiBUCAA is a Business Membership Organization(BMO) established on February 15, 2003 as the voice of the private sector response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria on the premise that businesses have collective leadership role to play in the wide multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS, led by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). 

 

HIV/AIDS

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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. As the infection progresses, the immune system becomes weaker, and the person becomes more susceptible to infections. The most advanced stage of HIV infection is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It can take 10-15 years for an HIV-infected person to develop AIDS; antiretroviral drugs can slow down the process even further.

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Emergencies and disasters

Latest news and updates on public health emergencies around the world

Ebola challenges West African countries as WHO ramps up response

The emergence of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa in 2014 has become a challenge to the 3 countries involved, as the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone work intensively with WHO and other partners to ramp up a series of measures to control the outbreak.

Since March 2014, more than 600 cases of Ebola and over 390 deaths have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. While the number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases and deaths changes rapidly, the outbreak is causing concern among health authorities because the deadly disease is being transmitted in communities and in health-care settings, and it has appeared in cities as well as rural and border areas. The disease, which causes severe haemorrhaging and can kill up to 90% of those infected, is spread by direct contact with the blood and body fluids of infected animals or people.
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Posted: June 26, 2014, 9:01 am

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