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 Wednesday 16 June 2010
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HIV/AIDS Organisations

  Ministry of Health
Contact person: Prof Eyitayo Lambo, Minister of Health Tel: +234 9 523 8190/ 5490 (minister)
/ 1511 (permanet secretary)
Location: Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation Radio House, Area 10 Garki, Abuja, Nigeria Email:
What we do:

  National AIDS and STI Control Programme
Contact person: Dr Tonin Salawu, program manager Tel: +234 9 523 8950
Location: Fax: +234 803 311 5573
What we do:

  National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA)
Contact person: Prof Babatunde Osotimehin, chairman Tel: +234 9 461 3701/2/3
Location: 795a Rudolf Close, (Off Limpopo Street)
Maitama, Abuja FCT Nigeria
What we do:

 Association Of Students Against AIDS
Contact person: Victor Ofen-Imu Tel:
Location: P.O. Box 713, Benin City
Edo State, Nigeria
What we do: HIV/AIDS education in university and in secondary schools across Nigeria.

 Centre for Adolescent Research Education and Sexuality (CARES)
Microbicide Advocacy Network-Warri Clinic
Contact person: Bode-law Faleyimu Tel: +234 5 325 4254 Ext 4480
Location: KM 4 New Port Expressway
PMB 1244, Warri
Delta State, Nigeria
+234 1 260 0600 Ext 2363
  Fax: +234 1 260 0395
What we do: Multi disciplinary research into social and medical problems facing adolescent; community based reproductive health information; training, advocacy and reproductive health care for youth; documentation centre; risk reduction programmes at oil industry locations and surrounding communities; research into women controlled options especially Microbicides and community-based vaccine trial education.

 Center For Health, Education And Development Communication, The (CHEDCOM)
Contact person: Wumi Sina Falana Tel: +234 1 470 2486
Location: P.O. Box 10382
Ikeja Post Office, Ikeja
Lagos, Nigeria
Fax: +234 1 492 5675
What we do: Implementation and monitoring of programmes on reproductive health, HIV and population for purposes of awareness raising and information dissemination; design and distribution of IEC materials; peer education training; counselling; campaigns and seminars; public education; community mobilisation and advocacy.

 Center For The Right To Health
Contact person: Stella Iwuagwu, executive director Tel: +234 1 774 3816
Location: P.O. Box 6383, Shomolu
Lagos, Nigeria
Fax: +234 1 497 9467
What we do: Research and mobilisation; counselling; care and support; legal services and economic empowerment for PWAs.

 Christian Health Association Of Nigeria
Contact person: Tel: +234 2 310 4483
Location: P.O. Box 29133
Ibadan Oyo, Nigeria
What we do: Primary health care services.

 Civil Society Consultative Group on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CISCGHAN)
Contact person:   Tel: +234 803 787 1337
Location: Fax:
What we do:

 Family Health International (FHI)
Contact person: Olufemi Oke Tel: +234 1 267 0361
Location: 18 A/B Temple Road
Off Pa Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi
Lagos State, Nigeria
Fax: +234 1 260 0021
What we do: Implementing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support; providing programmatic and technical support to develop capacity of partners in the public and private sectors; committed to improving the quality of life by reducing HIV infections.

 Global Health & Awareness Research Foundation (GHARF)
Contact person: Obioma Nwaorgu Tel: +234 42 25 8078
Location: S34 Chief Edward Nnaji Park, New Haven
Enugu, Nigeria
Fax: +234 42 25 0836
What we do: Information dissemination of sexuality and reproductive health issues including prevention, treatment and care; development of peer educators; skill training for women and adolescents.

 Health & Community Development Initiative
Contact person: Chijioke Okoro Tel: +234 803 339 5337
Location: 45 Barracks Road
Agbagwu, Arochukwu
Abia State, Nigeria
What we do: Advocacy on reproductive health; research and implementation; sustainable empowerment activities.

 Journalists against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria
Media Resource Centre on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health
Contact person: Omololu Falobi Tel: +234 1 773 1457
Location: P.O. Box 56282, Falomo
Lagos, Nigeria
Fax: +234 1 812 8565
What we do: Media training; documentation and resource centre; research and analysis; information networking on HIV/AIDS; seminars and workshops; information technology services to journalists and NGOs; policy advocacy.

 Life Vanguards Nigeria
Contact person: Oluwole Odutolu Tel: +234 35 243 552
+234 35 242 738
Location: P.O. Box 2182, Osogbo
Osun State, Nigeria
Fax: +234 35 243 552
What we do: Adolescent sexual and reproductive health; prevention; sexuality education; HIV education and condom negotiation skills for sexually active youth.

 Living Hope Organization
Contact person: Jude Chidi Munaonye Tel: +234 803 548 2398
Location: P.M.B 7215, Umuahia
Abia State, Nigeria
Fax: +234 805 593 1405
What we do: Voluntary Counselling and Testing; Education; Advocacy; Care & Support services; Home Base Care and Ressource centre.

 Network of PLWHAs in Nigeria (NEPWHAN)
Contact person: Pat O Matemilola Tel: +234 9 234 9281
+234 9 671 0755
Location: 2, Lafia Close, Off Ilorin Street
Area 8, Garki
Abuja, Nigeria
Fax: +234 9 234 5238
What we do: PWAs enlightenment; prevention of further spread of HIV; mitigation of impact of HIV and AIDS on PWAs.

 AIDS Alliance in Nigeria (AAN)
Contact person: Mohammed Farouk Tel: +234 1 260 00 47
Location: 26, Igbosere Rd
Lagos, Nigeria
Fax: +234 803 304 6972
What we do: Advocacy; counselling; self-help.

 Nigeria Youth AIDS Programme
Contact person: Tel: +234 87 231 823
Location: 9 Adebola Street,
Off Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere
Lagos, Nigeria
What we do:

 Redeemed Christian Church Of God/Redeemed AIDS Programme Action Committee
Contact person: Laide Adenuga Tel: +234 1 773 7298
Location: Redemption Camp
RAPAC, International Office
Km 46, Lagos - Ibadan Expressway
Fax: +234 1 774 7742
What we do: Adolescent and reproductive health; advocacy; STI and HIV prevention; care and support.

 Society For Women And AIDS In Africa (SWAAA)
Contact person: Patricia Nzegwu Tel: +234 1 583 7618
Location: P.O. Box 1700 Surulere
Lagos State, Nigeria
Fax: +234 1 583 7618
What we do: AIDS education; youth programme; counselling and HBC programme; sex workers programme; production of IEC materials.

Contact person: Tel: +234 1 263 5219
Location: P.O. Box 5052 Murtala
Mohammed Int'l Airport, Ikeja, Lagos
Fax: +234 1 263 5219
What we do:

 Hope Worldwide Nigeria
Contact person: Ola Clement Tel: +234 803 201 1659
Location: 18, Rasaq Balogun Str, Surulere
Lagos, Nigeria
What we do:

Contact person: Robert Chiegil, assoc. director, program support Tel: +234 9 461 5503
Location: Family Health International/Nigeria
Plot 1073-A1, GODAB plaza, J.S. Tarka St.
Area 3, PMB 44, Garki
Abuja, Nigeria
Fax: +234 9 461 5511
What we do:

 UNAIDS Country Co-ordinator
Contact person: P'ierre M'pele Tel: +234 9 461 8588
Location: Fax: +234 9 413 7828
What we do:

 UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
Contact person: Dr Mohammed Belhocine, WHO Tel: +234 1 773 5533
Location: WHO
443 Herbert macaulay St Yaba
P.O. Box 2152
Lagos, Nigeria
+234 1 582 1614
  Fax: +234 1 2878 0744
What we do:

 UNAIDS Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa
Contact person: Dr Meskerem Grunitzky Bekele, director Tel: +221 869 06 64
Location: P.O. Box 5748
Dakar, Senegal
Fax: +221 869 06 80
What we do:

Sources: - The Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
- The World Bank
- World Health Organization
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Country Profiles
- United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 2005. “World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision.” New York.
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Treatment Map

Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%): 3.9%
No. Of People living with HIV/AIDS: 2.9 million
No. Of HIV Testing & Counselling Sites (Oct. 2006): 189
No. Of People in need of ART: 636,000, according to the WHO in 2006; NACA estimates 400,000 according to a 2005 sentinel survey
No. Of People On ART (Oct. 2006): 79,745
No. Of Sites Reportedly Distributing ART (Dec. 2006): 160
No. Of People on ART Public Sector (Dec. 2006): 79,745
No. Of People on ART Private Sector (2006): 5,000
No. Of People on ART in Non-Governmental Programmes: n/a
No. Of People Expected to be on ART (Dec. 2006): n/a however the president has mandated at least 250,000 should be on ARV’s by the end of 2006.
Front Line Drug Regimen (Dec. 2006): stavudine + lamivudine + nevirapine; or stavudine + lamviduine + efavirenz
*PMTCT Regimen (Dec. 2006): zidovudine + lamivudine + nevirapine; or zidovudine + lamivudine + efavirenz

HIV/AIDS Fund Disbursements:
Total Funds Disbursed By The Global Fund as of Sept. 2006: US$44,882,886
Total Funds Disbursed By The World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme (MAP) as of Sept. 2006: US$90.3 million
Total Funds Disbursed By PEPFAR During 2005 Fiscal Year: US$110,250,097

Sources: National AIDS & STIs Control Programme, Nigeria’s National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA), WHO


Demographics (United Nations Population Fund):
Population: 131,530,000
Population aged 15-59: 67,011,000
Urban population: 63,529,000

Under 5 mortality per 1000 births: 200
Male life expectancy: 45 years
Female life expectancy: 46 years
Combined average life expectancy: 45.5 years
Combined average life expectancy 1975-1980: 44.5 years

Education (UNESCO, 2004):
Males with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
28% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)
Females with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
31% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)

Literacy rates (UNESCO, 2004):
Percentage of literate males aged 15 or older: 74.4 percent
Percentage of literate females aged 15 or older: 59.4 percent
Combined literacy rate for aged 15 or older: 66.8 percent
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