Nigeria is the third largest President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. Through PEPFAR, CDC works closely with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to support sustainable, country-owned HIV prevention, treatment, and care programs and to strengthen the country’s laboratory, disease surveillance, and program monitoring and evaluation systems.
CDC works with more than 20 implementing partners to address HIV/AIDS in Nigeria by:
- Providing training and support for counseling and testing services;
- Integrating HIV and TB programs;
- Helping health facilities screen all transfused blood;
- Developing tailored prevention efforts for high-risk populations;
- Supporting interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV; and,
- Transitioning HIV/AIDS treatment programs to Nigeria government and local partners for long-term sustainability.
CDC has provided:
- Laboratory support for diagnosis and monitoring of HIV-positive patients, affected family members, and orphans and vulnerable children;
- Technical and logistics assistance to harmonize laboratory systems and practices; and,
- Technical and financial support for national antenatal care, TB, and HIV drug resistance surveillance surveys.
Visit CDC’s HIV/AIDS Activities in Nigeria Web site, for more information about CDC’s HIV/AIDS activities in Nigeria.