Many hospitals in Nigeria now dispense drugs that will last for three months to people living with HIV.
Ikenna Nwakanma, First Co-chairman, Coalition of Civil Society Networks on HIV and AIDS in Nigeria told newsmen in Abuja that the Covid-19 challenge and concerns over supply chain informed the decision.
Nwakanma explained that the practice would go a long way in reducing the pressure exerted on frontline health workers who were forced to see patients that had no complaints.
The co-chairman said the practice had reduced the rate at which patients spent money not just on drugs, but on transportation to and from hospitals.
He commended hospitals for adopting the new effective and frugal approach.