To identify positive persons and place them on care and treatment
SURGE strategy - for intensified HIV & TB case finding;
New Service Delivery Models (NSDM) - to strengthen linkages between the community and health facilities and improve retention in care.
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As at February 2022, the 4GATES program has recorded the following achievements:
3,215,682 persons were tested for HIV, among whom were 547,517 pregnant women.
2,555 patients who were diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV co-infection completed TB treatment; while 122,618 persons living with HIV received Isoniazid Prophylaxis for TB.
103,948 Orphans & Vulnerable Children served.
128,718 patients were diagnosed with HIV and initiated on lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART)
8,803 pregnant and HIV positive women received ART to prevent transmission to their offspring
12,035 HIV-exposed infants received tests to confirm their HIV status with less than 1.8% transmission rate in the PMTCT program.
A total of 195,112 persons living with HIV are currently receiving ART through 162 health facilities in the 4 States of the 4GATES Program.
The Global Action Towards Epidemic control in Sub-national units in Nigeria (4GATES) is a comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment project being implemented across Faith-based and Government-owned health facilities initially in Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States but later Abia, Delta, Enugu and Imo States. It is a 5-year project (October 2017 to September 2022) implemented by Caritas Nigeria and its consortium partners namely Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Pro-Health International. Caritas Nigeria is the Lead Implementing Partner for PEPFAR in these states. The program works to scale up HIV and TB services efficiently and sustainably through effective GoN and inter-agency collaborations, leveraging resources to ensure cost-effective interventions and minimize duplication of efforts. The 4GATES program uses innovative strategies such as the SURGE for intensified HIV & TB case finding as well as new service delivery models (NSDM) to strengthen linkages between the community and health facilities and improve retention in care.