Nigeria

A snapshot of PrEP scale-up, registration and resources for Nigeria.

  • 200-400
    Estimated Number of Current PrEP Users

    Aggregates numbers reported from demonstration projects, PEPFAR dashboard and program/country reports where available. This is presented as a range due to difficulty in tracking precise numbers and possible double reporting.

  • 500-700
    Aggregate Target Number of PrEP Users from All Projects (Planned & Ongoing)

    Sum of the targets available at the quarterly data review. National targets put forward by governments may be aspirational and/or indicative of estimated need; or they may be low or non-existent if PrEP is solely available via demonstration projects. For this reason, a calculation of current PrEP users as a percentage of aggregate target will not accurately reflect progress. Additionally, some programs set targets on an annual basis while targets from other programs may extend over multiple years.

Data Updated: April 16, 2018

Drug Registration Status

  • Gilead's Truvada (TDF/FTC) registration
    Approved
  • Generic versions of TDF/FTC for prevention
    Approved

Types of Delivery Projects

  • Demonstration projects, which road-test the use of new options in real-world settings—not in a trial site. They have a formal evaluation component that is designed to address specific elements of introduction such as infrastructure needs and ways individuals can integrate it into daily activities.

Research, Demonstration and Implementation Projects

Policy Framework

Funding

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Resources for Nigeria

  • PEPIC-N – A sub-campaign to NHVMAS’s LeNNiB campaign is ‘Preparing for Expanded PrEP access in Communities in Nigeria’ or PEPIC-N. The sole objective of PEPIC-N is to push for access of persons at substantial risks for HIV infection to have access to comprehensive HIV prevention including PrEP.
  • The New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) is a long-time advocate for research on and implementation of new HIV prevention options.
  • A Framework for Scaling Up PrEP can help implementers, government and advocates begin planning for and implementing PrEP programs.
  • Click for the latest information from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health.
  • The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is a key player in Nigeria’s PrEP implementation and currently runs one of the country’s largest PrEP demonstration projects, serving 600 serodicordant couples.