Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Nigeria

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The United States is proud to support Nigeria’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR investments support technical assistance and direct delivery of HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention services, in coordination with the Government of Nigeria; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and other development partners. To accelerate progress toward epidemic control, PEPFAR is realigning its programmatic portfolio based on newly available state-level data to more effectively deliver the right things, in the right places, right now.

PEPFAR will work with the Government of Nigeria to ensure that people currently receiving HIV/AIDS treatment continue to have access to treatment in all 36 states and the federal capital territory, while strategically scaling up treatment and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in eight states for greater impact on the national epidemic. The Government of Nigeria is taking steps to accelerate the national HIV/AIDS response, increasing domestic funding through the launch of the President’s Comprehensive Plan for HIV/AIDS in 2013 and announcing a new National Operational Plan for the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria 2015-2016 in 2014.


HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20141


Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20141


Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20141


Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+), 20142


Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for PMTCT, 20142




Saving Lives

In 2015, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Nigeria:

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 592,892 people
  • Testing and counseling for more than 8.5 million people
  • Care and support for over 1.1 million orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral medications for 54,942 pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission

PEPFAR Planned Funding in Nigeria, 2004-2015 (USD in Millions)3

























1. UNAIDS. (2014). Nigeria: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved August 12, 2015, from

2. UNAIDS. (2015). How AIDS changed everything. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.

3. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards and, which represent planned new bilateral funding initially approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COPs/ROPs) each fiscal year. As additional funding may be approved and made available after the initial COPs/ROPs submission, or to PEPFAR-supported countries that are not required to submit an annual COP/ROP, data on the Dashboards may not represent the final PEPFAR programmatic funding level in countries each fiscal year. U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.
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