Abuja, 02 September 2015: A midterm review to assess the performance of two implementation research projects supported by WHO in Nigeria and implemented by the Centre for Integrated Health Program (CIHP) and Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has ended in Nigeria’s capital Abuja with promising results. The two projects which are known as INSPIRE (INtegrating and Scaling up Pmtct through Implementation REsearch) is a collaboration between the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health in Nigeria, Malawi and Zimbabwe and funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD).
The 5-year projects which commenced in 2012 are aimed at examining whether Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) has the potential to increase Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) uptake and retention of HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women (LJM) and determining the impact of Mentor Mother Programs on PMTCT Service uptake and retention.
To read more about INSPIRE project and findings from its Midterm Review, click on the link below
My Gombe State (North Eastern Nigeria)
My name is Babangida Aliyu and I am 40 years old from Gombe State. Due to my ignorance about HIV and the ways of transmission I often patronise commercial sex workers and derive pleasure spending time in the brothel.
On the 30th of August 2013 staff from Kishimi (one of the CIHP supported CBOs) came to the brothel at Sabon Layi for HTC outreach where they met me critically ill, Before my coming to the brothel, I had lost hope of living but my story changedRead More»
Mercy is 17 years old and is the head of her household of 3 siblings. She is HIV positive. They live together in Kujamam-Kaduna state after their parents died of HIV related illnesses in 2012. One of the siblings-her brother who is 8 years is HIV positive too. Mercy dropped out of primary school to take care of him. She had no job and often failed to afford two meals in a day for herself and her siblings. As such, she was often sad, felt powerless and hopeless.Read More»