#SDGAction10041
Community Outreach on HIV, Malaria, and Orphan and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria
Description/achievement of initiative

The goal of this initiative is to find solutions at the community level for HIV, malaria, and orphan and vulnerable children in Ogun State, Nigeria, by: * Conducting free HIV/AIDS testing and counselling (HTC) in some hard-to-reach communities in Ijebu East Local Government, so as to reduce the spread of the virus to zero by 2030 in these communities and the state at large. * Carrying out malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and distribution of long-lasting insecticide nets in Odogbolu Local Government to detect and prevent the spread of malaria. * Supporting orphan and vulnerable children in Ijebu-Ode Local Government (with educational support and psychosocial support).

Implementation methodologies

Advocacy visits would be paid to expected community leaders for familiarisation and to gain their support for the activity. The HCT exercise will be mobile, around different communities at different times, with the use of musical sound system to attract people in the community. The malaria RDT will focus more on government or public schools, so that those who cannot afford the hospital test and/or access to hospitals can be captured.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

* Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative International (PLEII) * Ogun State Action Committee of HIV/AIDS (OGSACA) * Global Fund and Society for Family Health * World Bank
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 3
December 2015
Providing up to 1500 of ACT and LLIN in Odogbolu Local Government
December 2015
Testing 2000 children between the ages 1-12 for malaria
December 2015
Providing school fees and school supplies to 300 orphans and vulnerable children in Ijebu Ode Local Government
November 2015
Testing and counselling 1500 persons for HIV
Financing (in USD)
20,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: 10/2015 - 03/2016
Partners
* Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative International (PLEII) * Ogun State Action Committee of HIV/AIDS (OGSACA) * Global Fund and Society for Family Health * World Bank
Countries
Contact information
Olugbenga Odukoya, Executive Director, odukoya.olugbenga@pleii.org
United Nations