The wife of Nigeria's President, Aisha Buhari has been quite busy in China over the last 3 days.

China and African nations have agreed to begin the implementation of a three-year project on HIV and AIDS prevention among adolescents and health promotion at community level. 

The agreement was reached at a meeting between the wife of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Professor Peng Liyuan and 37 wives of African Heads of State attending the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. 

Mrs. Buhari, was also at the meeting. 

The project implementation, which will also involves relevant international organisations, will begin in 2019.

At the Beijing meeting that focused on HIV and AIDS prevention and control, Peng said making concerted efforts against HIV and AIDS has become a global consensus. 

Peng called for cooperation between China and Africa in this regard to review her work as the World Health Organisation (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS.

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She said the on-going Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation had provided new opportunities for deepening China-Africa cooperation on HIV and AIDS control.

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At the meeting, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Michel Sidibe, executive director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS, made positive comments on China-Africa cooperation on combating HIV and AIDS and highly commended Peng’s outstanding contributions to raising awareness of HIV and AIDS prevention and caring for patients.

China has been actively supporting African countries in combating HIV and AIDS, sending medical teams to more than 40 African countries and providing them with free medicine, medical equipment and supplies. 

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At the end of the meeting Mrs Buhari also expressed the belief that together African could reverse the trend of HIV/AIDS in the continent. 

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