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 Online Journal of Bioinformatics  

  Volume 16 (2): 247-253, 2015.

Integrating eHealth in HIV/AIDs intervention programmes in Nigeria


Oloruntoyin Sefiu Taiwo


Department of Mathematics, Federal Government College, Nigeria




Taiwo OS., Integrating eHealth in HIV/AIDs intervention programmes in Nigeria, Onl J Bioinform., 16 (2): 247-253, 2015. With an estimated 3.7% of its population infected in 2013, Nigeria has the second highest percentage of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDs) in the world. Although the mortality rate of the epidemic decreasing, it has adverse impacts on the socio-economic development status and human capital of Nigeria. The key aim of this article is to explore the range of barriers to integrating eHealth applications in selected Nigeria HIV/AIDS service delivery programmes. To this end the authors developed an HIV/AIDS care delivery value chain framework and explored how service delivery can be strengthened through ICTs. Following this, the focus of the analysis was on the programme level and the review entailed uncovering issues in utilising ICTs faced by practitioners in a range of HIV /AIDS service delivery programmes. By mapping suggestions that have been made by HIV/AIDS intervention programme staff as well as ICT specialists, the authors draw some conclusions on how activities along the HIV/AIDS care delivery value chain can be strengthened through ICTs. The aim is to draw conclusions from this analysis for the eHealth policy environment and develop an implementation roadmap


Keywords- immunodeficiency, Syndrome, epidemic, eHealth, infection, Nigeria.