Harmonizing data reporting to improve HIV care and treatment for OVC in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom State
Data.FI collaborated with implementing partners (IPs) supporting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and HIV treatment programs in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, to conduct desk reviews with facility validation to address discrepancies in the number of OVC ages 0-14 currently on treatment. We analyzed and visualized the pediatric treatment data reported by the IPs, convened meetings with them for feedback on the facility validation process, then developed visualizations of the outcome of the data reconciliation process. This work informed planning by the IPs for activities to achieve pediatric antiretroviral treatment saturation, including to establish a bilateral referral system. Data.FI’s support contributed to significant improvements in the TX-CURR data gap reported by OVC and HIV treatment IPs, which decreased from 3,150 clients to only 47.