In 2012, the United States Government through the Center for Disease Control awarded CCCRN a five years cooperative agreement funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.(CDC GH 12-1210) Through this SEEDS project, CCCRN with its partner organizations are building strategic partnerships with the public and private sector to support Nigerian health institutions in developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and managing HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and treatment programs. In Imo, Ebonyi and Enugu States, the projects has strengthened 763 health facilities and currently provided care and treatment to more than 30,000 HIV infected Nigerians. These includes targeted population like 3321 female sex workers and 635 MSM. Applying technology for improving care delivery, CCCRN has deployed electronic medical record (EMR) systems in all the 33 secondary and tertiary health facilities in this pool with xx % of the primary level facilities also operating on the EMR.
The ultimate goal of SEEDS is to reduce mortality and morbidity from HIV in assigned states of Nigeria by ensuring that the
- Incidence of HIV infections in the target population is reduced.
- Target population persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families receive quality HIV care and treatment services.
- Service Delivery Facilities (SDFs) have strengthened organizational and technical capacity to provide and support the provision of high quality HIV and AIDS care and treatment services.
- Service Delivery Partners collaborate with government authorities to sustain HIV and AIDS care and treatment programs. CCCRN is supporting host government by instituting a state transition team charged with the responsibility of providing transition plans for supported facilities to ensure sustainability of care at the end of the supported projects.