Prevention Organizational Systems Aids Care and Treatment

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The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a PEPFAR-funded associate award with the goal of building the capacity of Nigeria’s public, private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV and AIDS and Tuberculosis prevention, control, and treatment. Between August 2009 and July 2013, Pro-ACT supported the governments of six states and operated 30 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers.

In August 2013, Pro-ACT changed its geographical focus to five states: Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara. The project, which was extended to November 2016, supports 41 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers. With its main office in Abuja, Pro-ACT is decentralized to the state government level and has offices in each of the five states, bringing technical support closer to the areas of greatest need.

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5 States Northern Nigeria

MSH strengthens health systems through capacity building of public, private, and civil society institutions to sustain HIV and AIDS and TB prevention.

41 comprehensive sites provided quality HIV and AIDS treatment and care services in five states of Nigeria (Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Zamfara, and Sokoto).

161 sites provided prevention of mother-to- child transmission services across the five Pro-ACT-supported states.

5 states with stronger public and private institutions strengthened the capacity of state and local governments and health facility teams to manage quality HIV and AIDS programs.