Tackling HIV/AIDS: FG Launches Another Project

In order to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country, the Federal Government in collaboration with other partners has launched a new project to boost and strengthen services for this aid.

CapacityPlus, a USAID funded project will be implementing this initiative tagged “Strengthening HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Human Resources for Health (HRH) Systems in Nigeria” in about 29 countries and this project is set to run for two years.

Dr. Amina Shamaki, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry Health, while launching the project on Sunday in Abuja stated that it will respond adequately to human resource for health implications of the national health sector reforms.

Samuel Ngobua, Chief of Party, IntraHealth-CapacityPlus Nigeria at the project launch, said that the project will continue to strengthen partnership with the Nigerian government in order to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS service delivery in the country.

He also said that some of the project achievements have been recorded and they include: mapping assessments of child protection systems in five states of the country including the FCT, supporting 2,056 students of health institutions across the country, and human resource for health management situation analysis and strategic plans.