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Strengthening Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services for LGBTI (ACCESS) Project
On a daily basis, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are exposed to death threats, extortion, harassment, physical and verbal violence and discrimination because of our gender identity or sexual orientation. This situation makes them vulnerable to HIV than every other population. ACCESS project is therefore put together for members of LGBTI to reduce the transmission of HIV and also provide care and support services for those living with HIV/AIDS in Oyo, Osun and Kwara States, Nigeria.
This intervention is providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population with training on sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention, and raising awareness among general population on human rights and zero discrimination. This project also provides also supports LGBTI prisoners living with HIV to adhere to their treatment and monitors their access in order to ensure their psychosocial and emotional well-being.
The event took place on 3rd of April, 2017 at the Olubadan palace popoyemoja Ibadan. The activities which include free medical check-ups and testing, dispensing of free drugs to appropriate people and free consultations were conducted for the Community people, the Royal family and the Chiefs. Below are few pictures to illustrate the event:
Promoting Maternal and Child Health through Micronutrients
It was reported by World Health Organisation that micronutrients are only needed in very small quantities but are essential for normal physiological function, growth and development. Deficiencies of micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron, iodine and folate are particularly common among during pregnancy, due to increased nutrient requirements of the mother and developing fetus. These deficiencies can negatively impact the health of the mother, her pregnancy, as well as the health of the newborn baby. This project helps at-risk populations in need, specifically pregnant women, new mothers and children under five- gain access to life saving and life changing vitamins and minerals by providing them with vitamin A, Albendazole and multivitamins in Ibadan metropolis. This project is a collaborative efforts with Oak Rural Health Organization.
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.
Generating Political Priority for Onchocerciasis Control
Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) is a chronic parasitic disease caused by the filarial nematode worm Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by blackfly bites. Onchocerciasis is endemic in 33 out of 36 Nigeria’s States. Appropriate intervention and public health policy are needed to address this problem at the grassroot level. Therefore, this study will generate political commitment for the prevention and control of onchocerciasis in endemic local government areas in Oyo and Osun State, Nigeria.
All the 22 and 25 local government chairmen in onchocerciasis endemic areas in Osun and Oyo States respectively will be used for this study. Both qualitative (in depth interview) and quantitative (semi-structured questionnaires) methods of data collection will be adopted. The questionnaire will be administered at the pre intervention phase. The participants will receive educational intervention on the knowledge, perception and political strategies for onchocerciasis control through adequate resource allocation, policies and laws. A planning committee comprising of representatives of the participants (trainees), Ministries of Health and Local Government, House of Assembly and the Blue Gate Initiative project team shall be constituted to plan, implement and evaluate this training programme. It is expected that this project will end in March 2020.