Training Resources at the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria

A leading HIV/AIDS nonprofit based in Nigeria, the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) sponsors a number of programs designed to address one of the most pressing public health concerns in the West African nation. To develop sustainable human resources capacity, APIN offers in-depth training programs for a broad range of health care professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, community health workers, nurses, and many others in direct contact with HIV patients.

Under the guidance of international subject matter experts, APIN conducts its training programs in accordance with the National Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Training Curriculum. Participants in APIN training programs attend centralized training workshops and receive hands-on training in the field. In addition, APIN benefits from partnerships with the Harvard School of Public Health and Northwestern University, which enable the organization to provide valuable laboratory training. In addition to offering on-site training at partner institutions, APIN organizes laboratory workshops at the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research and the University College Hospital at Ibadan.