PEOPLE living with HIV/AIDs and other diseases have been urged to present themselves early at the hospital to access quality health care.
An official of the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN, Mrs Nkechi Okoro, stated this during a three-day training held in Ibadan
Mrs Okoro said when people with diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and COVID-19 accessed quality healthcare, they would remain healthy.
She explained that the essence of the training was to sensitise people on ways to render healthcare services at the state level and in the communities.
Mrs Okoro, who called on communities to look inward for other means of funds, noted that the funds from donors had reduced a little.
In an address of welcome, Oyo State Coordinator of NEPWHAN, Mr Olawale Faith said the state advocacy team would be charged with the responsibilities of monitoring the response in addressing key issues of COVID-19, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria efficiency.
Mr Olawale noted that the state advocacy team would be inaugurated at the end of the three-day training.
There were goodwill messages from representatives of traditional rulers, Baale of Oluyole Yemi Ogunyemi, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other stakeholders.