Background: Kaduna state is located in the North West zone Nigeria and has an estimated population of 6.2million people. The state has HIV prevalence of 7.0%. CIHP’s support to the government of Kaduna State for comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment activities commenced in 2005. The activities started in General Hospital, Kafanchan with counseling and testing, Prevention of Mother to Child transmission (PMTCT) and referral services. Comprehensive services including laboratory services, adult and pediatric Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) services, pharmacy, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), Tuberculosis/HIV co-management and adherence support services were introduced in 2006. Comprehensive HIV services were later rolled out to 16 other secondary facilities and 16 primary health care centers within the state between 2006 and 2007. 5 Community based organisations (CBOs) are also supported to provide community-based HIV/AIDS services to Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. These include Fantsuam Foundation, Kafanchan; GAWON Foundation, Manchok; Support for Health and Education (SHED), Kaduna; Youth Challenge and Positive Hope Support and Care Initiative (POHSAC)-Ugare Women Cooperative, Saminaka.
Centre for Integrated Health Programs Kaduna
35a, Obekpa Road, Off Independence Way, Kaduna
Dr. Basil Igbaji
State Program Manager
Phone no: 08099675852, 08026676309.