Cost estimation of a school-based intervention for improving Hiv/Aids risk perception among secondary school adolescents in Enugu State, Nigeria

Authors

  • Njideka Dorathy Eneogu Department of Social Science Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Jovita Chinelo Ejimonye Department of Social Science Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Sylvester N Ogbueghu Department of Social Science Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Robert Azu Nnachi Department of Accounting/ Banking & Finance, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo Ebonyi State Nigeria
  • Michael Eskay Department of Educational Foundation, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Chinyere Augusta Nwajiuba Department of Educational Foundation, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1339

Abstract

Early sexual debut is common in Nigeria and increases HIV risk among adolescents. About 152,000 adolescents are living with HIV. Lack of knowledge and appropriate sexual reproductive health services are some factors responsible. This paper estimated the cost of secondary school-based HIV/AIDS intervention for schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. The rationale for estimation is to avoid unaffordable and ineffective interventions. The cost was estimated between March to October 2019 for schools in urban and rural areas with a population of 1595 students. The cost estimation was aided through UNAID proposed guideline. The estimation was done by classifying the intervention into the cost of training, cost of services and cost of commodities. The cost was estimated at $5954. The estimated cost in the urban is lesser than that of rural. 

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Published

2021-04-17

Issue

Section

Special Communication