IJCRR - 9(3), February, 2017
Achievements and Implications of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention Model among People Living with HIV: A Systematic Evaluation of HAF II Project in Plateau State, Nigeria
Author: Ademola L. Adelekan1, 9*, Garos M. Bature2, Hadiza Maina3, Tagurum Yetunde4, Nanmak Bali5, Ezekiel Jamaka6, Sunday M. Koka2, Beben W. Wukatda2, Michael A. Owojuyigbe7, Olusegun Adeoye8, Michael Olugbil
Background: Nigeria accounts for almost half of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa every year. The positive health dignity and prevention (PHDP) intervention was designed by Plateau State Agency for the control of AIDS by engaging civil society organizations (CSOs) to reduced incidence of new infections, improved community-based care and support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and reduce discrimination and stigmatization against PLHIV in plateau state, Nigeria. This article therefore presents the results of the intervention including the achievements and implications for programming.
Methods: This was an intervention project carried out in 3 out of 17 LGAs in plateau state with an estimated sample size of 17,177. The intervention was carried out by four CSOs who were engaged and provided with financial support under the HIV/AIDS Fund (HAF) II project. The CSOs worked among the PLHIV in the state using the PHDP model which is the minimum package for PLHIV interventions under the continuum of care. Data were collected using various data collection and reporting tools and entered into DHIS2 platform. Data were subsequently exported into Microsoft excel where it was analyzed and results presented in charts and tables.
Results: The overall target population reached during this intervention was 38211 PLHIV given a target reached of 222.5%. Among these, 74 persons died while 21 persons voluntarily withdrawn from this project. A total of 87 community dialogues were held and 912 influencers participated. A total of 12 income generating activities were also held and 89 persons benefitted. A total of 29312 (76.7%) persons were reached with at least one care representing a 76.7%. Out of the total of 51143 condoms required for this intervention, only 51.1% condoms were distributed while 1271 pregnant women were referred for antenatal care services.
Conclusion: This intervention had beneficial effects on people living with HIV and their families. Social and economic support for people living with HIV within the context of positive health, dignity and prevention is perhaps the most difficult to address, as it depends in large measure on the broader national economic, social and social protection systems, which are underfinanced in this intervention.
Keywords: HAF II project, Positive health dignity and prevention, People living with HIV
Ademola L. Adelekan1, 9*, Garos M. Bature2, Hadiza Maina3, Tagurum Yetunde4, Nanmak Bali5, Ezekiel Jamaka6, Sunday M. Koka2, Beben W. Wukatda2, Michael A. Owojuyigbe7, Olusegun Adeoye8, Michael Olugbil. Achievements and Implications of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention Model among People Living with HIV: A Systematic Evaluation of HAF II Project in Plateau State, Nigeria International Journal of Current Research and Review. 9(3), February, 08-13
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