Active and Strategic Scale-up of Comprehensive HIV Services
CDC’s HIV/AIDS office in Nigeria was launched in February 2001. In accordance with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Nigeria strategic shift, CDC provides technical leadership and assistance to the MoH and implementing partners to strategically scale up HIV testing, treatment, care, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, and continues to provide activities to reach key populations in focal states with high prevalence and burden of HIV disease.
Strengthening Laboratory Systems and Networks
CDC provides technical leadership and assistance to build in-country capacity for high-quality national laboratory services and systems to assist with the rapid expansion of HIV treatment and diagnosis.
Strengthening Public Health Systems
CDC provides technical leadership and direct assistance to the MoH to strengthen epidemiology, surveillance, laboratory, blood safety, operations research, and workforce capacity –essential components for strong, sustainable public health systems.
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- From the Throes of Death to Caring for Others with HIV in Nigeria
Through PEPFAR, CDC has worked with health facilities’ staff and nine local partners to establish 3,367 sites offering PMTCT services across Nigeria. Between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, CDC-Nigeria and its partners provided HIV testing and counseling (HTC) to over 1.2 million pregnant women and antiretroviral medicine to 31,732 HIV-positive pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
CDC provides ART and HIV/AIDS services to eligible patients as well as laboratory support for diagnosis and monitoring. With CDC support, 79,282 HIV positive people were initiated on lifelong ART during fiscal year (FY) 2013 (October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013); the total number of people currently receiving antiretroviral treatment has grown overall from 13,000 in FY2004 to over 350,000 in FY2013.
CDC is helping to ensure that all facilities offering ART services have co-located government TB Directly Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) services. These services include regular screening of all HIV-infected clients for TB.
Since 2005, CDC-Nigeria has worked with nine local partners in Nigeria’s 36 states and Federal Capital Territory to train over 3.5 million health care providers in HTC. Between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, CDC Nigeria and its partners provided HTC to over 4.7million people across Nigeria.