The sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hardest hit regions by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
National guidelines and standards of practice published by Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in 2007 aim to assure and improve the quality of interventions that target orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria.
This five-year costed National Plan of Action addresses the survival, protection, care and support needs of the most vulnerable children in Nigeria. It was developed through consultative and participatory approaches among all stakeholders, including adults and children.
The goal of this strategic framework is to facilitate the implementation of the National Adolescent Health Policy that aims to improve the quality of life of young persons in Nigeria.