The ACTION-PlusUp Project
ACTION-PlusUp is an IHVN Project funded by the US Government PEPFAR (US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) through Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACTION-PlusUp is a follow-on grant to ACTION Plus which provides continuity for AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) Project implemented by the University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore in partnership with IHVN. This Institute's capacity as local organization was built during the 6-year implementation period of the ACTION Project. ACTION-PlusUp focuses on the following areas: ART Treatment for Adult and Children (including pregnant women); lab diagnosis and tracking of patients status; care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and people affected by HIV/AIDS; and monitoring and evaluation of patients and program progress. Others include Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT); HIV Counseling and Testing; Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children; and Training in all the above areas.
IHVN ACTION-Plus Up goals for Nigeria by the End of 2016 FISCAL YEAR include:
- Initiate 36,086 individuals (including 3,239 paediatrics) on ART across 10 states in Nigeria, and continue to provide ART to 169,335 adults and 12,846 children already on treatment, and provide TB/HIV collaborated services to those co-infected with HIV TB
- Provide 259,744 pregnant women with PMTCT counselling and testing and results and provide 8,680 HIV-infected pregnant women with ARV prophylaxis
- Provide 8,671 infants with PCR tests for Early Infant Diagnosis and Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis
- Provide support services to 106,874 vulnerable children including adolescents in 10 states of Nigeria and provide access to HIV prevention and care
IHVN ACTION Results
As of September 2016, 360,368 patients received care and support for HIV/AIDS, and 244,772 received ARV drugs and treatment on the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in the treatment sites that IHVN supports in Nigeria.