Combating the Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria through Knowledge Management Concepts

  • Waliu Olalekan Apena
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Risk Factors, Nigeria, Knowledge Management


Nearly 3.5 million people are currently living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Nigeria and over 1.5 million people are awaiting antiretroviral therapy (treatment). Lagos State is affected because of its urban complexity and commercial activities. This study discusses how some of the techniques used in knowledge management could be used to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria. The paper considers risk factors such as those related to socio-economic, cultural and religious issues. It discusses the organisational factors facing HIV/AIDS awareness in Nigeria. Knowledge management tools such as e-health and telemedicine are suggested solutions to the current organisational issues, in order to reduce the influence of socio-economic and cultural-religious norms. ©University of Ibadan

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Risk Factors, Nigeria, Knowledge Management


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