AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) is a CDC Nigeria (PEPFAR) funded project of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN). It started in 2004 as a five-year project, with a one-year extension from 2010 to 2011. It was changed to the ACTIONPLUS project in 2011; this was a one-year grant which expired in 2012. However, in 2012 it was upgraded to the ACTIONPLUS UP project which is a five-year CDC funded PEPFAR grant (2012-2017). The project implemented public health intervention programs on HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention intervention, providing services free of charge at public/government owned health facilities, private and faith based hospitals. EHAI implemented the ACTION Plus Up project between January 2013 and September 2017 in Ondo and Ekiti States (Southwest Nigeria). For the successful implementation and smooth running of the project, EHAI engaged all relevant stakeholders in the states of operation. These stakeholders include the State Hospitals Management Boards (HMB), Primary Health Care Boards (PHCB) as well as Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA):
We are one of the Technical Partners of HEFAMAA focused on supporting the agency with a Baseline Assessment of Training Needs as well as Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement interventions at private and public health facilities in Lagos State.
Lagos State Ministry of Health Grants and Funds Management Office (GFMO):
We are also one of the Technical Partners of the GFMO focused on providing technical support and capacity building interventions on grant writing and administration. Our technical partnership covers the following areas:
We successfully conducted a 3-day capacity building on Grant Writing for the staff of GFMO in February 2020.
Lagos State Traditional Medicines Board (LSTMB):
We are currently working with the Lagos State TMB to carry out general health screening for the TMPs at their training sessions. We are also currently active and frontline member of the Lagos State Traditional Medicines Board Research Group. The group was set up by the Board of LSTMB and inaugurated by the Honorable Commissioner for Health on the 21st of February 2020. In collaboration with the LSTMB we have developed and submitted proposals for health interventions, research and capacity building for Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMPs) in Lagos State.