ASSOCIATION FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND FAMILY HEALTH (ARFH)-
CALL FOR EXPRESSION FROM CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS/COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS FOR ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVC) IN EDO STATE
ASSOCIATION FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND FAMILY HEALTH (ARFH)
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AT ASSOCIATION FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND FAMILY HEALTH
TO: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS/COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS FOR ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVC) IN EDO STATE
Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is a leading indigenous not-for-profit, non-governmental organization established in Nigeria in 1989 in response to the health and social needs of the disadvantaged groups in rural and urban communities. ARFH is committed to improving the quality of life of the people in Nigeria and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Since its inception, ARFH has consistently responded to public health challenges including HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, maternal mortality and morbidity, and sexual and reproductive health problems in Nigeria.
ARFH is implementing a 5- year USAID grant (December 2019 – December 2024) project titled “Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award” in Lagos State. Recently, our donor USAID has provided the opportunity to expand into Edo State to also provide support to children and adolescents living with HIV and their households that will guarantee their retention in care, adherence to ART and ultimately achieve viral suppression while ensuring that the HEIs also remained HIV negative by the time of the final outcome. The project aims at expanding access to sustainable care and support services to 17,442 beneficiaries (OVC and caregivers) over three years in Edo State.
The ICHSSA 2 Project will initially target three priority enrolment streams in Edo State which include Children and Adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV), HIV Exposed Infants (HEI) and Children of Adult Living with HIV (CPLHIV) and extend subsequently to other enrollment streams, to achieve saturation.