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 t0 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 implements public health intervention programs on HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention intervention, providing services free of charge at public/government owned health facilities. For effective coordination and successful implementation, the project works in partnership with the Agency for Control of AIDS at the Federal (NACA) State (SACA) and Local (LACA) government levels; Federal and State Ministries of Health (FMOH and SMOH); as well as the Primary Health Care Development Agency at the Federal and State level to ensure harmony with the National, State and Local Government HIV treatment guidelines and programs.
EHAI has been implementing the ACTION Plus Up project since the Country Operational Plan (COP) year ’13 which started in October 2012 in Ondo and Ekiti States (Southwest Nigeria). For the successful implementation and smooth running of the project, EHAI engages all relevant stakeholders in the states of operation apart from the SMOH and SACA. These include the State Hospitals Management Boards (HMB), Primary Health Care Boards (PHCB) as well as Community Based Organizations (CBOs).