Nigeria: Our Impact

MSH: Tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and how you decided to become a doctor. I went to school here in Nigeria, at the University of Jos. After the basic medical degree, I did a residency in the Faculty of Community Health. I worked briefly teaching medical students Dr. Zipporah Kpamorand then began development work with the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), starting with expanding access to reproductive health services in the north.

Guided by the motto “building the ship as we’re sailing it,” MSH is rapidly scaling up the availability of comprehensive HIV & AIDS services in Nigeria while strengthening the country’s health care system. Supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the AIDS Care and Treatment (ACT) Project is using a decentralized model to reach the country’s diverse and primarily rural population. ACT is combining intensive outreach with the building of sustainable structures and systems at the state and local levels.

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