Support Programs in Nigeria

Support Programs

Scaling Up of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support

HIV/AIDS Situation in Nigeria

The HIV epidemic affects a large number of people in Nigeria, with more than 3.4 million living with HIV/AIDS and a prevalence rate among adults of 3.7%, one of the highest in the world. It is a complex epidemic that varies widely by region. Youth and young adults are particularly vulnerable to HIV, with young women at higher risk than young men.

Progress is however being made, and since 2008 a significant reduction has occurred. Still, a key challenge is extending access and coverage of HIV services to rural communities. Services also need to be broadened to include gender-sensitive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care and support interventions for adults and children. This broader approach is expected to yield high impact and a more sustained effect on the prevalence rate in Nigeria.

COUNTRY STATISTICS
Total population (in 1000s) 169,000 2012
Physicians (number) 55,376 2000-2010
Nursing and midwifery personnel (number) 224,943 2000-2010
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 88 2010年
Under 5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births 124 2012
Total health expenditure per capita (USD) $139 2011
A omitted in health sector (USD million) 639 2009
HIV
Adult HIV prevalence 3.7% 2012
People living with HIV 3,400,000 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS 240,000 2012
Orphans due to AIDS 2,200,000 2012
Reported number of people receiving ARV 520,000 2013

Program Outline

Takeda supports a project to scale up community-based treatment, care and support which is being conducted by various groups, including several Nigerian NGOs, with financial assistance from the Global Fund. This project aims to develop and strengthen the capacities of local NGOs, youth organizations and residential groups so that patients can receive treatment in their own communities. Their staff are also receiving training in home care and education related to elimination of discrimination and provision of care for orphans.

# of orphans and vulnerable children receiving integrated comprehensive services (educational, health, nutrition, psychosocial support)

# of teachers trained on Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education

# of students reached with Family Life and HIV Education