Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 16846
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $750,000

Since 2005, IHVN has successfully implemented HIV treatment and prevention programs at 139 medical facilities in Nigeria and trained over 29,000 health care workers largely through in-service training (Appendix page 19) and some 2% through pre-service training. IHVN leverages its experience in providing training, an extensive network of local organizations, universities and schools of nursing and midwifery and the internationally acclaimed Accordia Global Health Foundation as well as its Nigerian affiliate the West African Infectious Diseases Institute - to implement a high quality pre-service training for the Nigerian health care systems first­ responders at the PHC level through the SPEARHEAD program.

IHVN project is intended to contribute by addressing the current health workforce challenges in Nigeria and meeting PEPFAR goals to train and retain at least 140,000 new health care workers as well as improving the partners capacity to deliver primary health care.

IHVN project will adopt locally viable strategic approaches aligned with PEPFAR priorities, including country ownership, sustainability, capacity building, innovation, and efficiency. The program will strengthen pre-service capacity at undergraduate and post graduate (MPH) levels across selected Nigerian health care training institutions.

IHVN will work with national, state governments and public training institutions to design a pre-service HIV care, support and treatment training package to support a quality enhancement program that ensure that graduates from selected schools of health technology, nursing and midwifery and post graduate schools of public health across selected states in Nigeria equipped with high competency skills in the comprehensive clinical management of individuals and fa

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $750,000

IP should develop and implement strategy aimed at institutionalization of the pre-service training program in Nigeria.

IP should also develop and implement innovative training strategies that are cost effect. An established electronic database of trainees is to be put in place and reports submitted to CDC on quarterly basis.

IHVN will work with its partners to integrate new HIV content into the teaching components that develop competency by emphasizing clinical practice and assessment. Training institutions will be supported by IHVN to provide increased practice simulation training, adding clinical practice, site rotations and preparing faculty and preceptors and improving student assessment. We intend conduct desk review of the national HRH strategic plan to identify gaps and develop appropriate interventions and conduct training assessments at all pre service institutions selected including task analysis for current front line health workers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

IHVN will support the strengthening of capacities of all categories of public health students in the provision of comprehensive integrated HIV/AIDS services through competency based trainings and support update of HIV/AID|S knowledge and skills of pre-service faculty through master trainers update teaching, instructional design, student assessment skills of pre-service and upgrade health care facilities (clinical practical sites) where necessary to be able to serve as shared clinical training sites.

IHVN would work to support stake holders meeting for consensus building on national priorities and prioritization of evidence based programmatic intervention especially in the areas of task shifting and task sharing policies.

IHVN will focus on developing HIV/AIDS competencies which are consistent with national needs and will work with national; professional associations to align graduation and licensing requirements to these same competencies.

Subpartners Total: $0
University of Maryland: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $750,000
Human Resources for Health $750,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
Safe Motherhood
Workplace Programs
End-of-Program Evaluation
Family Planning