…The Programme, To Focus On Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo, Others
As an organization known for championing Corporate Social Responsibility in the oil and gas sector, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL recently stated that it has contributed over US$5 Million to the Global Fund to reduce HIV infections in Nigeria.
Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), stated this in a release signed by Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Policy Government & Public Affairs and made available to GbaramatuVoice.
According to the release, CNL has donated US$2.5 million to the Global Fund for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) as part of the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund Anti-Retroviral Treatment Service Maintenance Program (ART Program).
The areas of focus of this programme according to the release includes; Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and Lagos states.
Esimaje explained that these funds are in addition to US$6.7 million earlier donated by Chevron to the Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Bayelsa state of Nigeria.
He further explained that the ART Program will help bridge a critical national health gap and continue Chevron’s work in achieving an AIDS-free generation.
Chevron pointed out that the program will help reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and other affected people in the communities of the targeted states.
Continuing, the General Manager, Policy, Government & Public Affairs, stressed that such programme will provide Nigerians with universal access to high-quality, patient-centred prevention, diagnosis and treatment services for tuberculosis, HIV and drug-resistant tuberculosis by 2020
These disbursements according to the oil giant is part of a nine-year, US$60 million commitment from Chevron to the Global Fund.
It could be recalled that the Global Fund is one of the world’s largest international financier of health care programs fighting these three diseases listed above.