The Action to Control HIV Epidemic through Evidence (ACHIEVE) project that we implement is funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)
The project is currently focused in four states, Nasarawa State, Rivers State, Kastina State and the Federal Capital Territory. It provides the following services in the health facilities that we support.
Clients receive antiretroviral drugs through a community ART group, a “Differentiated Model of Care” arrangement to ease access to HIV medications.
ACHIEVE goals for Nigeria by the end September 2020 include,
- Start 149,496 HIV positive individuals (including 9,095 children) on Anti-retroviral Treatment (ART) across four states in Nigeria.
- Continue to provide ART to 282,138 HIV positive adults (including 20,127 children) already on treatment.
- Provide TB/HIV services to those co-infected with HIV and TB
- Provide 206,456 pregnant women with PMTCT counselling, testing and results
- Provide 4,496 HIV-infected pregnant women with ARV prophylaxis to prevent the transmission of HIV to their children
- Provide 4,751 HIV exposed infants with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for Infant Virological Testing (formerly known as Early Infant Diagnosis) and Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis.
- Give support services to 220,154 vulnerable children including adolescents and provide access to HIV prevention and care services.
ACHIEVE project is follow on project to ACTIONPlusUp, ACTIONPlus and AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) projects, which we started in October 2015. As of December 2019, 447,957 patients received care and support for HIV/AIDS, and 331,329 received ARV drugs and treatment under these projects.