Name of the organization
EQUAL HEALTH AND RIGHTS ACCESS ADVOCACY INITIATIVE (EHRAAI)
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HIV and AIDS
The Strengthening of HIV Field Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Surveillance, and Lab Diagnostics Program (SHIELD)
Sub Activity: The key population mapping and population size estimation study (KP-MPSE)
Duration: August 1, 2018 – Dec 30, 2018
SHIELD/KPMSE is aimed at improving and ensuring quality of care for the most vulnerable population in Nigeria especially People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) geared towards acute and episodic responses to HIV epidemic in Lagos State
Size/Activities of the Project :
Equal Health and Rights Access Advocacy Initiative with funding from University of Maryland Global Initiatives Cooperation in Nigeria through a cooperative funding agreement with Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) / Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Africa(PEPFAR).EHRAAI is currently implementing the SHIELD/KPMSE in 20 Local District in Lagos State in which EHRAAI is meant to identify hotspots and do a head count/estimation of numbers of PWIDs available in the hot spot per district in Lagos state through support of 10 EHRAAI field workers .SHIELD/KPMSE is also standing as a pivot on which the Federal Government of Nigeria, Donors, e.t.c will use in estimating cost of budgeting/ implementing of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment program for PWIDs in the next 5yrs in Lagos State.
Impact of the Project :
The KPMSE/SHIELD project created a platform for Key Population members to be a voice in advocating for inclusion in the design of current and future HIV Prevention and treatment design programming in Nigeria.