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Enhancing Nigeria’s response to HIV and AIDS

The programme supported the Govt of Nigeria to reverse the HIV epidemic and mitigate the impact of AIDS on individuals, households and the economy.


The Enhancing Nigeria’s Response to HIV and AIDS (ENR) programme, 2008–2014, supported the Government of Nigeria to reverse the HIV epidemic and mitigate equitably the impact of AIDS on individuals, households and the wider economy. Options led the programme objective of strengthening the stewardship and coordination role of federal and state governments for an effective, multi-sectoral and evidence-based HIV and AIDS response. The approach linked the programme and its goals to other UKAid-funded programmes and the many health and development initiatives taking place in Nigeria. ENR was just one piece of larger efforts to strengthen governance, civil society and specific sectors such as health and education.

Using the Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) Tool that Options designed in cooperation with the National Agency for HIV/AIDS (NACA) in Nigeria, average scores of all institutions in all eight states was 52% at baseline and increased to 76% by the end of the programme. HIV and AIDS State Unified Operational Plans (SUOPs), activity and financial reports, are now produced annually by seven states in Nigeria.

Options contributed to the overall programme by strengthening:

  • NACA and State Agencies for the Control of AIDS (SACA) systems and capacity in planning and budgeting
  • Government capacity to plan and budget for HIV/AIDS
  • Capacity of NACA and selected SACAs in advocacy to reduce stigma and discrimination and increase meaningful involvement of PLWHA
  • Evidence-based planning, programme tracking, and expenditure tracking to enhance the stewardship role of NACAs and SACAs
  • National and State AIDS and STDs Control Programmes and coordination between MoH and SMoH – NACA and SACAs
Governance and Accountability
West and Central Africa

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