HIV Testing and Counseling

CCCRN has strengthened hospital and community structures to implement standardized testing protocols for HIV testing and counseling. Our approach bundles HIV tests with prevention packages and are culturally delivered with sensitivity that improves/encourages uptake, particularly for people at high risk of HIV infection and key populations.

CCCRN has counseled and tested over 10 million Nigerians through a mix of facility and community level testing services. Our collaboration with churches and congregational settings under the Healthy Beginning Initiatives Baby Shower project has resulted in an unprecedented acceptance for partner testing in PMTCT settings. CCCRN has provided testing services to hard to reach populations such as key populations, homeless persons and nomadic herdsmen. CCCRN applies quality assurance protocols that guarantee the integrity of testing and counseling services and results.

Applying the use of Dried Tube Samples for proficiency testing, all testing points are periodically assessed for proficiency and required corrective actions.

HIV Care and Treatment

From 2010 till date, CCCRN has implemented large comprehensive HIV care and treatment projects (CDC/CHAN-CHARIS Project: 2010–2012; CDC/SEEDS project 2012-2017; CDC/APIN iCARES project: 2017-2022) in Plateau, Kano, Enugu, Ebonyi Imo and Benue States. These projects built strategic partnerships with Nigerian health institutions and communities in implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and treatment programs.

The project strengthened over 800 health facilities that include a mix of tertiary, secondary and primary health facilities and included government, private and faith-based institutions. Through these facilities, CCCRN provided comprehensive care and treatment services to over 100,000 HIV-infected patients and their family members.

Services are designed to be client focused and delivered to meet the needs of different sub populations including key populations and most at risk populations.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s (OVC) Program

CCCRN has strengthened capacity of local community based organizations to provide comprehensive OVC services in six states (Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Benue State) to more than 380,000 orphans and vulnerable children and 54,000 households many of whom have been graduated from the program.

Through the USAID ICHSSA award, the program has recorded several notable success stories in household economic strengthening as a sustainable means of comprehensive OVC service delivery, collaboration with State and local government to deliver basic services and detect and respond to child rights violations; and Collaboration with ccommunities to promote child and family friendly, gender and HIV sensitive cultural norms and practices

Tuberculosis Care

CCCRN has developed and implemented innovative approaches to increase TB case detection among itinerant Fulani in Kwara and Niger State using community volunteers through a WHO TB REACH grant in 2014. The project screened 50,000 nomadic herdsmen for Tuberculosis and helped build community structures for sustainable screening and referral of active TB cases using modified clinical tools and mobile technology. The project utilized mHealth solutions for reportage, identification and care continuity. The innovations and capacity were transferred to the host government through the National TB program to ensure sustainability.

Through a sub award from KNCV, Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN) has started implementing a 5 year USAID funded TB LON on April 2020, for TB control in Anambra, Delta and Imo States. The project will improve access to high quality person-centered, TB, DR-TB and TB/HIV services and reduce TB transmission through private sector partnership.

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