Scaling HIV and TB Prevention and Treatment in Nigeria.

Health | Health Systems | HIV and AIDS | Tuberculosis

Nigeria SHARP Task Order 01 & 03

Project Dates: December 2019 - March 2022
Supporting the implementation and scaling of HIV and TB prevention and treatment programs is key for improving the ability of Nigerian state and local health systems.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with approximately 40 percent of the population under the age of 15. Nigeria also has one of the largest HIV/AIDS burdens in the world, ranking 14th amongst the highest TB burden countries. Through USAID’s Nigeria Strategic HIV/AIDS and TB Response Program (SHARP), Chemonics is leading Nigeria SHARP Task Orders 1 and 3 to improve HIV and TB services to over 145 health facilities across 11 states in northern Nigeria. SHARP will support the implementation and scale-up of comprehensive HIV and TB prevention, identification, care, and treatment programs, and will improve the ability of state and local health systems to coordinate, monitor, and finance HIV and TB services. By providing critical technical assistance, SHARP aims to improve the quality of high-impact HIV and TB prevention and treatment services to strengthen local health systems to respond to the epidemic.

Project Goals

  • Targeted and efficient HIV and TB case identification and linkage to care and treatment
  • Enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up
  • Successfully suppress HIV viral load
  • Increase Government of Nigeria’s capacity to expand, coordinate, and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services