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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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Nigeria

Nigeria

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(p.215) Chapter 14 Nigeria
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The HIV Pandemic
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Adeniyi Ogundiran

Bayo Fatunmbi

Berhe T Costantinos

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0014

This chapter reviews Nigeria's response to its HIV epidemic. The health system in Nigeria is widely regarded as being ineffective and inefficient. To stand any chance of developing a more effective response to HIV, the system needs extensive reform. This needs to be built on strategic partnerships within and between the local, state, and national levels of all actors involved in health and development. The capacities of ministries to support the overall national HIV response need to be improved. Also, despite recent attempts to galvanize the private sector to support the ongoing national response, its involvement is still very low and needs to increase.

Keywords:   reform, HIV epidemic, HIV response, health system, HIV infection

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