in-School Adolescent Health Programme (i-SAHP) project
Over 30 million Nigerians are between the ages of 10-19 years and nearly one third of Nigeria’s total population is between the ages of 10-24 years. Research has shown that school health programs can reduce the prevalence of health risk behaviours amongst young people and have a positive effect on academic performance. As such, the in-school Adolescent Health Programme (i-SAHP) is a five year project which aims to facilitate action for health by building health knowledge and life skills among in-school adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria.
This intervention will be used to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in secondary schools. This will be carried out in five public secondary schools in Ibadan metropolis. This project is being implemented in partnership with Oyo State Ministries of Education and Health. The project activities will be run through a health club to be established in the selected schools, the health club (i-SAHP club). Membership of the club will be opened to JSS1-SS2 students of the school by voluntary acquisition of membership forms with informed consent from their parents. Club executives will be trained and required to step down the training to all members of the club.