Two Nigerian States See Increased Budget Allocations for HIV and AIDS Programs
In Nigeria an estimated 3.5 million people are living with HIV, but only half of them receive care and treatment. Donor funding accounts for more than 70% of the country’s HIV and AIDS response, but more resources are needed to sustain and expand this care. To remedy the coverage gap, Nigeria will need to mobilize more of its own resources.
With support from USAID/Nigeria, HFG, and the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project, four of Nigeria’s State Agencies for the Control of AIDS (SACA) have developed domestic resource mobilization strategies for the HIV and AIDS response. These strategies are designed to stimulate government financing for HIV and AIDS programs in the state, and outline potential new funding sources, including those from the private sector.