Pro-ACT End of Project Report: A Stronger Health System Saving Lives in Nigeria

Report

The Prevention and Organizational Systems – AIDS Care and Treatment Project (PRO-ACT), a part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was implemented in Nigeria from July 16, 2009 through November 14, 2016. Pro-ACT followed on an initial more limited two year project, the LMS AIDS Care and Treatment (LMS ACT) that provided treatment for AIDS patients in six of Nigeria’s states, all in the northern half of the country. Pro-ACT, while following on ACT and operating initially in the same six states (Kogi, Kwara, Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi and Niger) had two fundamentally additional aspects – a focus on community prevention, and organizational systems strengthening. Its objectives were to maintain the 17 Comprehensive Care and Treatment (CCTs) developed under LMS ACT, expand access, and strengthen systems.

Pro-ACT embraced the following technical areas described in this report: clinical care and treatment, community prevention and care, health systems strengthening, laboratory support, supply chain management, and monitoring and evaluation.