Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 12458
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Unknown
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $2,636,000

LMS PICABU is a Leaders Associate award follow-on that is to start by May 1, 2010 to May 1, 2015. It is

to be a five year project in capacity building program that wiln assist to to maintain and increase

momentum in the development of national capacity, leadership, ownership and sustainability for the

national HIV/AIDS response and the health sector system strengthening in Nigeria. The program will work

towards development of a conitunum of indeginous organization including CSOs, professional medical

associations and relevant government of Nigeria training institutions and a cadre of professionals to

deliver technical assistance, training, mentoring and coaching that are responsive to the needs of the

country and peculiarity in the health system challenges. LMS PICABU is Leaders Management and

Sustainability Program- PEPFAR Integrated Capacity Buiding Program. The LMS Nigeria Capacity

Building Project will continue to provide health systems strengthening to Nigerian Government Agencies

which set HIV/AIDS policies, guidelines and standards. Technical support will continue to the HIV/AIDS

Division (HAD) and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) of the Federal

Ministry of Health.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $2,300,000

LMS will continue to build the capacity of various cadres of Nigerian health professionals through its PEPFAR Health Professional Fellowship Program. The Fellowship program will continue to develop innovative ways of delivering training on HIV/AIDS, professional skills and leadership and management. In order to achieve this goal, the activities listed below shall be carried out:

• Assist in reopening of the Collaborative Centers for the Management training of Health Professionals (doctors, nurses) by work with the HR Branch to review and update training curriculum and training faculties (infrastructure and equipment). • Provide adequate assistance to ensure that the levels of Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) in the collaborative centers are maintained at the highest level. • Provide assistance in printing and distribution of the training modules for the collaborative centers • Provide assistance in the continuation of nursing fellowships for pre-service training • Capacity building activities for HRH Managers from both the National and state levels and with USG

implementing partners as a means of assisting in development and implementation of policies and practices that will address training, supervision, and retention of health care workers • Strengthen the HR policies and practices such as recruitment, retention and distribution of HWs at the Federal and SMoH and other line ministries to support the establishment of national health system • To support the development of a national and state HRD plan for HIV/AIDS, TB, OVC, M&E and other related areas

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $61,000

LMS will continue to build the capacity Federal, State health ministries and IPs in areas of prevention with specific reference to PwP, COP and sexual prevention by targeting youths, general population and People living with HIV/AIDS. Activities to carry shall be as follows:

• Provide TA and support the development or improvement and implementation of a curricula for the PwP at the facility and community level • Provide adequate assistance to ensure a proper linkages between the PwP curricula for the facility and community activities • Provide TA on improving upon the existing training manuals for COP activities • Provide TA for Federal, State ministries and IPs on the printing and distribution of training manuals related to PwP, COP and Sexual prevention • Provide assistance in printing and distribution of the training modules for the PwP and COP activities • Capacity building activities for Federal, State health ministries and IPs for proper implementation of the prevention minimum package • Capacity building for Federal and state health ministries and IPs in health data management and Quality assurance

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $275,000

Activities under HVTB shall be as follows:

• TA to improve the NTBLCP organizational structure and management capacity • Work with TB partners to support the implementation of the TB HRH plan developed in COP09 • Strengthen the M&E, supervision and referral systems

• Provide assistance to strengthen the logistics systems • Provide TA and support to the Nigeria STOP TB Partnership to implement international standard of care for TB control building and promote civil society involvement. Support TB and TB/HIV health fellowship for HCWs in collaboration with the Nigeria STOP TB partnership • Implementation of data systems for management decision making