The reduction of the HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination amongst healthcare providers will be helpful for not only the marginalized groups, PLHIV and their associates, but also for the healthcare providers themselves. With 60% of all new infections in Western and Central Africa occurring in Nigeria and only about half the adults living with HIV being on treatment, it is important to ensure that no barriers exist towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets.
ACHAP is working with Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN) to create demand and increase retention for HIV services by engaging health workers in selected states of Nigeria (these states were identified among other reasons based on their HIV prevalence, being part of the fast track states, presence of CHAN member institutions with comprehensive HIV programs and adequate number of health care workers) working with 10% of the 358 member facilities of the CHAN network.
These states are as below:
Zone A: Benue state
ZONE B: Plateau and Kaduna states
Zone C: Oyo and Ogun states