Funding sustainability for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in Nigeria
Ndoh, Kingsley Ikenna
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ABSTRACT The Partnership Framework agreement between the United States Government and the Government of Nigeria in 2010 commits Nigeria to provide at least 50% of its HIV/AIDS funding by 2015. This study is aimed at identifying possible policy directions that the National Agency for the Control AIDS (NACA) can consider in order to achieve sustainability of its HIV/AIDS programs given growing funding limitations of its major donors, like PEPFAR. Methods The study involved stakeholder interviews in Nigeria, which included policy makers and health workers working directly with patients, in order to find out their perspectives on how the government of Nigeria can achieve sustainability. Also, a case study of Botswana explored the factors that make it a model in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Results Results from the study revealed some possible policy directions for the Government of Nigeria, namely, public private partnerships, a strong political will and leadership, effective monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs amongst others. These policy directions may require conducting larger studies to strengthen specific policy recommendations to the Government of Nigeria. NACA is the primary audience for this research.
- Global health