Prevention & Organizational Systems – AIDS Care & Treatment Project
The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a PEPFAR-funded associate award with the goal of building the capacity of Nigeria's public, private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV and AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) prevention, control, and treatment. Between August 2009 and July 2013, Pro-ACT supported the governments of six states and operated 30 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers.
In August 2013, Pro-ACT changed its geographical focus to five states: Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara. The project, which was extended to November 2016, supports 41 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers. With its main office in Abuja, Pro-ACT is decentralized to the state government level and has offices in each of the five states, bringing technical support closer to the areas of greatest need.
Significant accomplishments of the project include:
- 95 percent of all new women attending antenatal care services in Q4 FY15 received HIV counseling and testing and received their test results in Pro-ACT-supported prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) service sites.
- 95 percent of all HIV-positive pregnant women were placed on anti-retroviral (ARV) prophylaxis to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in FY15.
- 71 percent retention rate of ARV clients
- 100 percent of patients attending TB clinics in Q4 PY15 were screened for TB
- Several facilities provide hematology and chemistry investigations at no cost to HIV patients
- The model pharmaceutical warehouse was handed over to Niger State Government.
- Health facility operational and resource mobilization plans for four health facilities have been developed and completed.