MAP-IT’s seventh hypertension academy workshop, hosted in April 2024 in Akwa Ibom state. (PHOTO: MAP-IT/Daniel Henry).


The MAP-IT Nigeria team hosted their hypertension academy workshop in April 2024, training 121 community nurses and health extension workers in Akwa Ibom State to perform simplified management of hypertension at the primary care level. Over 800 health workers have gone through this program now, including physicians, pharmacists, community health extension workers, nurses, and nurse trainers.

A group of five people sit around a desk.

Also in April, a practice facilitator came to work with nurses in one of MAP-IT’s community health centers. Practice facilitation is a key part of the MAP-IT strategy being studied and practice facilitators are retired senior nurses who provide their expertise onsite and remotely to study nurses serving people living with HIV.


Shared by Daniel Henry.

HLB-SIMPLe is funded by the Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the Fogarty International Center at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The MAP-IT Nigeria grant is UH3-HL-154498, and the RCC grant (which funds this website) is U24-HL-154426.