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Institute Evaluates Clinical Program

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To ensure the provision of quality clinical services for people living with HIV and tuberculosis, clinicians at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) have met to review its treatment program.

Clinical programs like the differentiated model of care, prevention of mother-to-child transmission services, treatment for pediatrics and implementation of the 90-90-90 treatment strategy to achieve epidemic control in local government areas with high HIV burden were evaluated in the three day meeting in Abuja.

imagesIHVN Director Clinical Services, Dr. Ernest Ekong said that the meeting will enable the Institute achieve better results. “We specifically took time to look at challenges each state and region is facing and ways to improve. It is important to ascertain how many people are tested, placed on treatment and virally suppressed. After this meeting, we are hoping that people would have been able to ascertain what to do to make the system better, who to call when there are challenges, and what solutions to proffer,” he said.

Clinicians at the review meeting say they learned best practices to improve on achievements. IHVN Senior Program Officer Pharmacy, Peju Orekoya noted that, “presentations were based on practical solutions. Very relevant site issues were resolved.” Areas such as, clinical models of HIV care for adolescents, dissemination and implementation of the National Anti-retroviral Treatment Guidelines, and research programs were also reviewed.

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