Pro-Health International is currently an Implementing Partner to the CDC through the Integrated Program for Sustainable Action against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (IPSAN). IPSAN is expected to run from July 2013 to March 2018. Its goal is to prevent new HIV/AIDS infection in target populations across 9 local government areas in the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau and Nasarawa States of Nigeria.
The IPSAN program is a comprehensive care, treatment and support program designed to address the drivers and predisposing factors of new HIV infection among high risk and vulnerable populations. The project through PEPFAR funding is set to achieve its goals for strengthening health systems and vibrant community systems for improved service delivery and community participation in the states mentioned HIV and AIDS response.
IPSAN’s strategic objectives include preventing new infections in target population; providing high quality HIV care and treatment services to People Living with HIV in target communities; and assisting the government of Nigeria to effectively manage sustainable HIV response. Strategies for program sustainability are integrated into the planning and implementation stage of the program.
PHI has engaged community-based organizations and is collaborating with other implementing partners and government agencies in the region to promote community involvement and ownership of the IPSAN program. PHI is also involved in various capacity development fora to ensure a smooth transition of program activities to the State Governments at the end of the project in 2018.