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