In 2020, the Elton John AIDS Foundation awarded a grant of $997,400.00 to Population Council to expand delivery of and access to evidence based comprehensive HIV/SRH services among men who have sex with men and Transgender people in Nigeria. Stigma and discrimination is fuelling increasing HIV prevalence rates and resulting in many not knowing their status.
The goals of this project were to:
- increase HIV service delivery to MSM, transgender women (TGW), and their sexual partners;
- build capacity of a local NGO to function as a one-stop-shop for HIV and STI services;
- generate evidence related to service delivery, access and stigma reduction among MSM and transgender populations;
- sensitize health care providers in spoke facilities on the needs of key populations and reduce stigma and discrimination.