Nigeria

Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

This Program was adapted for Nigeria by a local expert steering committee and in partnership with the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHCS) and ASHM Health.

Online modules cover: HCV epidemiology and prevention, HCV testing and diagnosis, HCV treatment, ongoing monitoring.

The highly interactive workshops give participants an opportunity to put learning into practice. Facilitated by local experts in the field, the workshop is structured around real-life case studies giving attendees the skills to confidently manage patients with hepatitis C.

Open access online learning modules

This online learning module consists of four individual modules that should be completed in sequential order. Each module will take you approximately 25 minutes to complete and all four modules must be completed prior to attending the workshop. Or, you can complete the online modules independently. 

Online learning modules

Tip: Make sure you scroll to the bottom of each module, including the Acknowledgements section, to be marked as complete and trigger your certificate.

Before you start the course, please ensure you turn off the pop-up blocker or select “allow pop-ups for this site”.

Virtual Workshops

Workshops are free to attend but places are limited so registration is essential. 

If you do not see any dates in your country, please register your interest here:

Date
Location
Details
Registration
04 April 2024
Online,
Nigeria

Resources

Capacity strengthening toolkit

A suite of resources and practical tools with which to implement hepatitis C testing and treating processes in your setting.

Decision making in HCV

This resource covers indications for testing and diagnosis of hepatitis C and provides a step-by step guide to treating hepatitis C in South Africa.

Nigerian Steering Committee

The Education Program is developed and delivered in collaboration with many partners. The International Education Program Steering Committee provide oversight and direction to the Program and we thank them for their involvement.

Our Nigerian Steering Committee members are: 

  • Dr Roger Abang, Medical Doctor and Director of Programs, Heartland Alliance Nigeria
  • Mr Chukwuemeka Agwuocha, Program Manager, Hepatitis/COVID-19 Therapeutics, Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Edem Ekpenyong, State Coordinator of Nigerian Network of People Who Use Drugs and Executive Director of Health Action Support Initiative
  • Mr Kingsley Essomeonu, Assistant Director, Community Prevention and Social & Behavioural Change Communication, Nigeria Agency for the Control of AIDS

Useful links 

The 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) was a national household-based survey that assessed the
prevalence of HIV and related health indicators, including national prevalence of two additional blood borne viruses, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus, as well as hepatitis co-infection among people living with HIV. You can read the short factsheet here.

National Guidelines for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis in Nigeria

This document provides strategies towards achieving the global target of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030 as endorsed by the United Nations member States at the 59th World Health
Assembly of 2016.

National AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and STIs Control Programme, Federal Ministry of Health

The National AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections Control and Hepatitis Programme (NASCP) is a division of the Department of Public Health, in the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMH).

The concept of NASCP and its mandate is to coordinate the formulation and effective implementation of the Nigeria government policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures for the prevention of new HIV infections as well as improve on the existing treatment, care and support for those persons already infected and affected by the virus in the country.

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Nigeria

CHAI works with the government and partners to drive uptake of diagnostics and treatments for hepatitis C, malaria, syphilis and cervical cancer.

Heartland Alliance Nigeria

Heartland Alliance is an indigenous non-profit organization with an international affiliation to Heartland Alliance International (HAI) in Chicago. HAI is the largest Human right organization in the US that has been implementing a diverse human right program since 1888. Heartland Alliance is committed to a society where all marginalized and other vulnerable groups have equal opportunity to access comprehensive health care, social and economic justices in a rights-based environment by engaging stakeholders to achieve an all-inclusive Nigeria.

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