Minister extols 14 states for improved efforts in HIV control
At the Dissemination of the National Quality Improvement Project (NQIP) and NigeriaQual Awards Ceremony in Abuja, the Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, represented by Dr Evelyn Ngige,
the Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) expressed The overall goal of NigeriaQual programme is to improve the quality and standard of care and related services for all patients enrolled in HIV/AIDS care and treatment using continuous quality improvement methods, noting that thousands of patients had been enrolled in HIV/AIDS treatment, care and related services in health facilities.
“It is pertinent that the service rendered to patients in these health facilities are closely and continuously monitored and improved to ensure that patients receive optimum services.The FMOH has established several programmes aimed at improving and unifying the quality of clinical care and other related services rendered to people living with HIV and AIDS across the country.
“And the NigeriaQual programme implemented with technical support from Centre for Disease Control (CDC) funded by University of Maryland-led Nigerian Alliance for Health Systems Strengthening is one of such programmes.
“In the implementation of five rounds of the NigeriaQual programme, several activities have been conducted, including series of stakeholders meeting and some treatment sites have been exceptional in their conduct of the programme.
“Based on the site performance after evolution of their scores on some clinical indicators and the consistency of their participation some sites have been selected to be awarded,’’