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Name: AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)
Street 1: 10 Ndagi Mamudu Close
Street 2: Behind Apostolic Faith Church, Jabi
City: Abuja
Province: FCT
Post Code: +234
Country: Nigeria
Phone: 234-9-7809377
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Prosper
Last Name: Okonkwo
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Akande
Title: Associate Director- Care & Treatment

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
APIN is a leading Nigerian non-governmental organization working in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria and reproductive health. APIN’s operating experience in Nigeria dates back to 2000, when the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) initiated HIV/AIDS research and prevention initiatives in Nigeria, under funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. APIN has demonstrated robust programs in evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention with more than 30 collaborating governmental and non-governmental partners. APIN supports three broad health-related areas: service delivery (programs); training; monitoring, evaluation, and research.

APIN is implementing a PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS program (with a large TB component) in over 30 health facilities across 9 states in Nigeria. Other ongoing projects include a Community-Directed Intervention (CDI) HIV/TB/STI pilot project in Plateau State and a DOTS/HCT integration project in Oyo State.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Nigeria
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
-DOTS expansion: training, clinic renovation and logistic support for anti-TB drugs and commodities
-TB diagnosis: training for facility staff; renovations/upgrading of laboratories and clinics; supply of equipment and reagents)
-Support for TB/HIV collaborative activities
-Support for National MDR-TB program: National MDR-TB survey, supply of equipment and reagents and routine surveillance


Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
-Advocacy, Communication and Social mobilization (ACSM)
-Training for facility staff
-Renovation of clinics
-Logistic support for anti-TB drugs and commodities
-Technical assistance (Supervision and mentorship)
-Community TB care (CTBC)
-Strengthening recording and reporting

Drug-Resistant TB:
-Support for National DR-TB survey
-Support for diagnosis of DR-TB
-Infrastructural upgrade: laboratory and treatment centre
-Institution of routine DR-TB surveillance

-TB prevention in PLHIV (TB infection control)
-TB diagnosis and treatment in PLHIV
-HIV prevention in TB patients
-HIV counseling and testing in TB suspects/patients
-HIV treatment, care and support for TB/HIV co-infected persons

Laboratory Strengthening:
-Infrastructural upgrade
-Support for supply of laboratory equipment and reagents
-External Quality Assurance (EQA)

New Diagnostics:
-Line probe assay (Hain's assay)
-Plan to pilot Gene Xpert in some facilities (2012)

-Barriers to TB care in the community
-Comparison of different diagnostic methods


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: February 26, 2010
Last updated: June 16, 2014