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Mobilizing Domestic Financial Resources for HIV/AIDS - State Level Experience from Nigeria

Obademi Olalekan, John Osika, Abimbola Kola-Jebutu, Busi Langa, Irene Aniyom; presented by Daniel Lee
International Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe


July 7, 2016
The USAID funded Health Financing and Governance (HFG) Project, implemented by Abt Global and partners in Nigeria, supports the USAID goal of closing the HIV/AIDS financial resources gap at the state and local levels through domestic financing mechanisms. HFG is implementing this through five key areas of intervention: HIV/AIDS resources planning, HIV/AIDS resources mobilization, HIV/AIDS resources allocation, institutionalization of HIV/AIDS resources tracking, and HIV/AIDS resources utilization.

HFG has been able to demonstrate that with the involvement of country-level and local partners, it is possible to influence state governments to substantially increase allocation of domestic resources for the HIV/AIDS response in Nigeria. In particular, in Cross Rivers State in Nigeria, HFG has catalyzed an increase of over 300% in state government budget allocations for HIV/AIDS - from 58 million Naira (US$ 292,559) in the 2014 budgetary appropriation, to 184 million naira (US$ 928,121) in the 2015 budgetary appropriation.