Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS)
The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project works to sustain the integration of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) care in Nigeria by building the country’s capacity to deliver high-quality, comprehensive prevention, treatment and services. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The project has three key areas in which it will produce results:
- Increased access to high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, treatment and care services through improved efficiencies in service delivery
- Improved integration of high-quality HIV/AIDS and TB services across multiple sectors
- Improved stewardship by Nigerian institutions for the provision of high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services
FHI 360 is currently implementing the SIDHAS project in collaboration with five primary partners:
- Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative — integrated services
- Association for Reproductive and Family Health — community-based services
- Deloitte Consulting, LLP — organizational development
- German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association — TB and HIV integration
- Howard University Pharmacists and Continuing Education Center — pharmacy services
Past partnerships included the Axios Foundation, which worked on logistics and supply chain management, Population Council on community operations research to prevent mother-to-child transmission and the University of Nigeria on health economics operations research. In addition, the project previously engaged two subcontractors, Hygeia Foundation and Health Systems Consult Limited, to support private-sector engagement in two states.
The project was initially implemented in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. In response to the current strategic direction of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), it currently operates in 13 states, with a focus on HIV epidemic control in 14 high-burden local government areas in the states of Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos and Rivers.