With an estimated population of more than 175 million, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and faces many threats to the health of its population. Life expectancy at birth is just over 52 years, recent estimates put infant mortality at 78 deaths per 1,000 live births, and 12.4 percent of children die before the age of five years. And, with an estimated HIV prevalence rate of three percent among adults, Nigeria faces a serious threat from HIV and AIDS.
MEASURE Evaluation has been providing assistance to activities addressing HIV and AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children, malaria, and other infectious diseases. We also work to build capacity and strengthen the country’s health information system (HMIS), including the launch of innovative partnerships with two local universities. MEASURE Evaluation’s work in Nigeria is focused on:
- Providing technical assistance to the National Agency for the Control of AIDS to implement a costing study to measure the efficiency of HIV prevention and treatment programs
- Assisting USAID Nigeria to assess the status of malaria services in selected states before and after the President’s Malaria Initiative’s intervention