Current Projects

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For over 10 years, MSH has partnered with the Nigerian government to strengthen health systems and improve access to, and use of, quality health and social welfare services. Our programs are aligned with the Nigeria National Strategic Health Development Plan, designed to transform Nigeria’s health sector for the people of Nigeria. Through our four current projects, MSH works with the Ministries of Health and Women Affairs and Social Development, government agencies, and civil-society partners to provide a sustainable response to challenges in leadership and governance, health systems, HIV and service provision, laboratory services, human resources for health, and maternal and child health. MSH’s current projects in Nigeria include:

Prevention Organizational Systems-Aids Care And Treatment (Pro-ACT)

Pro-ACT — a US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)- funded, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project — builds the capacity of Nigeria’s public, private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) prevention control, care, and treatment. MSH is implementing the Pro-ACT project in five Nigerian states. The project began in August 2009, taking over from the MSH-led LMS AIDS Care and Treatment (LMS-ACT) project. Originally a five-year project, Pro-ACT has received several modi cations and its current end date is November 2016.

557,328 Total Reach

  • 419,762 individuals counseled and tested for HIV
  • 55,026 children and family members served directly and indirectly
  • 29,163 adults and children on lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy
  • 58,326 people received care service from the PEPFAR program

Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG Nigeria) Nigeria Project

The Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project is improving the ownership and sustainability of the HIV epidemic response in Akwa Ibom state. LMG Nigeria strengthens the leadership skills, management systems, and governance structures of key stakeholders at state and local government area levels. LMG Nigeria builds on the gains of the ve-year PEPFAR award through the USAID-funded Program to Build Leadership and Accountability in Nigeria’s Health System (PLAN-Health), implemented by MSH between 2010-2015. Activities focus on: community-based health insurance; maternal, newborn, and child health; and the PEPFAR Health Professionals Fellowship Program.

1,240 Total Reach

An estimated 1,240 people were reached through PEPFAR Health Professionals Fellowship Program, community-based health insurance, and indirect training.

Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS)

The USAID-funded, MSH-led SIAPS program, implemented in Nigeria in 2013, provides technical support to the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) to resolve key issues related to TB medicines supply chain management and to establish an early warning system to prevent stock-outs and minimize wastage. To make effective decisions to achieve their goals, SIAPS builds the capacity of NTBLCP staff and stakeholders using QUAN TB. QuanTB is a downloadable tool designed to improve TB procurement processes, ordering, and planning. In collaboration with international and local partners, SIAPS supports efforts to strengthen the pharmaceutical and laboratory supply chain systems in Nigeria and works in many health areas globally—TB; HIV and AIDS; malaria; family planning and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; and neglected tropical diseases—to strengthen health systems.

47,477 Total Reach of TB Cases

Systems Transformed for Empowered Actions and Enabling Responses (STEER)

STEER, a five-year PEPFAR-funded, USAID project, aims to improve the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria. The project provides access to comprehensive and coordinated services so these children can realize their full rights. STEER targets 625,000 children and 156,250 caregivers in seven states: Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Lagos, Cross River, and Sokoto. Objectives include strengthening families; strengthening community systems to identify vulnerable children, link them to needed services, and promote protective structures; and reinforcing state and local government leadership and ownership. To achieve project goals, MSH works with the women’s affairs and social development ministries and 46 civil society organizations to improve their governance and operational systems.

286,822 Total Reach

An estimated 19,107 people living with HIV supported by access to HIV services