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The Harvard School of Public Health(HSPH) initiated HIV/AIDS research and prevention initiatives in Nigeria, with funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The HSPH project began implementing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program with from the U.S President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
APIN was established as an independent NGO as a result of activities under the PEPFAR grant. Then called AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, the organization aimed to build local capacity and ensure the sustainability of programs targeted at HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Nigeria.
APIN received its first grant an independent grantee, while still operating as a sub recipient to HSPH till 2012.
APIN rebranded and changed its name from AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria to APIN Public Health Initiatives
APIN is a direct implementing partner to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and now implements projects outside the HIV/AIDS thematic area and has diversified its funding base to include other donor organizations. Our scope of practice has broadened to address other current and emerging public health issues. We work closely with the Federal Government of Nigeria and relevant stakeholders to strengthen policy & governance, service delivery systems, infrastructure and workforce capacity for health.