Program Management System
APIN has built sustainable management systems as well as local infrastructural and human capacity that enable it to operate as one of the major providers of comprehensive HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. APIN’s management systems (financial, administrative, logistic, data, quality improvement and clinical) have been designed to be able to face the ever increasing challenges associated with its work. Financial and administrative personnel are responsible for the management of the organization’s funding streams and providing assistance and support to collaborating sites in order to facilitate improved systems for accountability. Our Strategic Information (SI) team is responsible for oversight data management, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (QA/QI) of program activities. This team is responsible for the management of electronic databases which capture patient data emanating from our partner sites. In addition, these systems have been designed to serve as tools for clinical care, to facilitate data analysis for reporting to the Government of Nigeria, our funding agencies, and to support organizational quality improvement programs. Our clinical management systems draw upon the expertise of highly trained physicians, pharmacists and public health professionals to develop clinical protocols, guide program management and quality improvement initiatives, and provide training and technical assistance to our partner sites. Considerable in-house human resource capacities have been built and these permit us to operate independently. In addition, through the expertise of our staff and specialists, we are able to provide capacity building, program management support and technical assistance to health care institutions throughout Nigeria, which operate HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs. Our strong partnerships with most of the nation’s foremost medical schools also provide us with a rich pool of very experienced Nigerian professionals, who support our robust capacity development initiatives.