Aids Prevention Initiative Nigeria

APIN Newsletters

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Spring 2005

Update on APIN Plus

Safeguarding the Future

Harvard Initiative to Fund Research

Epidemic Trends in Jos

Winter 2005

Widening the Safety Net

Learning to Live Positively

Best Practics Across Borders

Lessons from Botswana

Celebrating a New Laboratory in Ibadan

Fall 2004

Raising Hope & Awareness

Access for All

Exploring Models of Care

A Call to Rewrite Rules

Scaling Up with APUN Plus

Summer 2004

APIN Plus Launched

A Nation Responds

Celebrating a New Laboratory

Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission

Winter 2004

National AIDS Conference

Vulnerability of Women to HIV

Celebrating a New Laboratory

Challenges of Managing HIV Disease

Fall 2003

On the Waterfront

Building Capacity

Continent Bands Together Against HIV

World STI/AIDS Conference

Summer 2003

APIN Expands into New State

The Learning Curve

AIDS Leader Mourned

Measure for Measure

Bringing Hope to Sex Workers

Spring 2003

Winter 2003

Summer 2002

Spring 2002

Winter 2002

Fall 2001

Summer 2001

Spring 2001


APIN Phase II: July 2002 to Present


5/31 - 6/5/2005

Harvard PEPFAR and APIN Plus PMTCT Plus and Pediatric Care Conference, Abuja, Nigeria. [story]

1/29 - 2/4/2005

APIN Plus and Harvard PEPFAR Tri-Country AIDS Clinical Care and Treatment Conference, Gaborone, Botswana. [story]


7/11 - 16/2004

APIN's participation in The XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.


Access for All: The Realities of Enhancing Care and Treatment in Africa (satellite program). [story]

5/2 – 5/5/2004

Fourth National Conference on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. [story]

4/18 - 21/2004

APIN's participation in the 4th National Conference on HIV/AIDS in Abuja.


Commissioning Ceremony of the Plateau State Human Virology Research Centre. [story]


Lecture by Yinka Jegede-Ekpe, head of AIDS program and 2004 recipient of the Reebok Human Rights Award, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.


Commissioning Ceremony of the HIV Reference Laboratory at University College Hospital. [story]


Dr. Prosper Okonkwo becomes APIN Project Manager of the Ibadan field office.



APIN supports the National PMTCT assessment workshop.


APIN participates in the 8th World STI/AIDS Congress in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Sponsors a symposium on Treatment of HIV in Resource Limited Settings.


APIN participates in the groundbreaking ceremony of the VCT Clinic in Kuramo Village, Lagos. [story]


Prof. Kanki participates in call-in program called AIDS On-Line on NTA Channel 5 in Lagos.


APIN Working Group and Advisory Council Meeting in Jos.


Program Review and Official Launch of the APIN Phase II Policy and Institutional Capacity Module in Abuja.


Short course on laboratory monitoring of ARV therapy in Lagos, Nigeria.


APIN participates in the 13th International AIDS Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya – supports 18 participants from APIN programs. Sponsors symposium on West African HIV/AIDS Research.

8/27 – 9/1/2003

Workshop on Ethical Issues in Health Research organized by the University of Ibadan held at IITA HQ in Ibadan, Nigeria.


New MPH Fellow, Chinedu C. Chugbo, M.D, arrived at HSPH.


Workshop on Training Module for ARV Administration at the Nigerian Institute for Medical Reseach in Lagos.

8/8 – 15/2003

Sponsorship of Dr. A. O. Okesola, Deputy Director, MOH-Oyo State, in course entitled, Entrepreneurial Management in Health Sector Reform at HSPH.

6/30- 7/1/2003

APIN Advisory Council Meeting at HSPH in Boston, MA.

7/21 – 25/2003

Workshop on AIDS Accounts held at NISER in Ibadan.


APIN Fellowship Progress Report Presentations at HSPH.


With the technical support and co-funding from APIN, Development Communications (Devcoms) Network produced a training manual entitled, Reporting HIV/AIDS: A Manual for Training Journalists, and a Journalist's Resource Guide as tools for building the capacity of journalists covering the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria.

2/24 - 28/2003

APIN sponsors and participates in Harvard Africa Health Forum Health Week at HSPH.

2/19 - 21/2003

APIN sponsored Harvard AIDS Institute Vaccine Think Tank entitled, HIV Vaccines for Developing Countries: Prospects for an HIV Vaccine for West Africa to be held in Abuja. [PDF]

2/18 - 19/2003

APIN Advisory Council Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.


President Obasanjo is Given AIDS Leadership Award by Harvard AIDS Institute.



APIN director, Prof. Phyllis Kanki and APIN Program Manager, Dr. Oluwole Odutolu, are interviewed on the NTA and DBN television stations in Lagos for World AIDS Day.


APIN participates in the commissioning of the Jos APIN Laboratory at JUTH.

11/19 - 23/2002

APIN participates in the 6th International Conference of The Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) held in Abuja. Senior Program Director, Dr. Wole Odutolu gives goodwill message.


APIN, with support from the Development Communications Network, hosts a media briefing with guests, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, Dr. Remi Desalu and Dr. Oluwole Odutolu. Program also involves a feedback and brainstorming session with journalists.


MTN Nigeria Limited donates two cyflows worth $60,000 to two APIN laboratories at UCH-Ibadan and JUTH - Jos. [story]

10/28 - 11/15/2002

APIN supports lab-training workshop during the start up phase of the new APIN laboratory at JUTH.


Joint Workshop on APIN Phase II - Policy and Institutional Capacity Module for officials from the University of Ibadan, the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER) and HSPH Faculty held in Boston, USA.


APIN Leadership Visits new APIN Lab at JUTH and visits IHV World Laboratory at Plateau State Hospital.


APIN Advisory Council Meeting.


APIN becomes member of Central Management Committee (CMC) on HIV Molecular Virology Studies; attends inaugural meeting.


Workshop on Data Management in Public Health Projects at Harvard School of Public Health.


APIN participates in XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

APIN Phase I: From funding initiation to completion

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