Our Consortium Partners

  • Kheth’Impilo Right toCare
    • Supporting Partners

      • NHLS Wits Pathology
        • Population

          • 186 Million
            • GDP in 2016

              • $405.1 Billion USDy

HIV Statistics

Number of people living with HIV (all ages)
Deaths due to AIDS (all ages)
Number of orphans due to AIDS (0 – 17)
Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+)
Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for PMTCT

More about the work we do in Nigeria

With an estimated 3.2 million people living with HIV, Nigeria has an enormous HIV/AIDS challenge which is a huge burden. A low-yield of only 2.9% means tracing infected patients requires enormous resource mobilization, project planning and systematic data collection to bring patients into care. The underlying challenge is the impact of this in terms of population sizes versus facility capacity in order to provide quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment.

EQUIP’s role will be to provide Technical Assistance and Direct Service Delivery through the entire spectrum of providers and local implementing partners in the USAID supported sites of Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Cross Rivers, Rivers and Abuja FCT.

About Nigeria

Health indicators in Nigeria are some of the worst in Africa. The country has one of the fastest growing populations globally, and the second largest number of people living with HIV globally and accounts for nine percent of the global HIV burden.

Although Nigeria is the one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa, it must overcome significant development and governance challenges to fulfill its true potential. Per the United Nations, the country has one of the world’s lowest per capita social spending levels resulting in sixty-five percent of the 186 million citizens living in extreme poverty. These conditions breed disaffection in youth, provide an entry point for Islamic extremism, entice corruption, and promote ineffective governance. Northeast Nigeria has become one of the world’s most complex humanitarian crises due to the Boko Haram insurgency and extremely low levels of development in the region. Additionally, acute insecurity, protracted displacement, loss of income, and lack of agricultural production as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency have left millions of people vulnerable.

Nigeria in the news

HIV Prevalence in Nigeria

Oct 30th, 2017|Comments Off on HIV Prevalence in Nigeria

Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa. Many people living with HIV in Nigeria are unaware of their status due [...]

HIV positive Nigerian Women Finds Happiness

Oct 30th, 2017|Comments Off on HIV positive Nigerian Women Finds Happiness

Mercy Egbejule, a Nigerian woman living with HIV, has come a long way since she tested positive for HIV in 2003. Mercy recently married a man who is also HIV-positive, and is looking forward to [...]