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).
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
* Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative International (PLEII)
* Ogun State Action Committee of HIV/AIDS (OGSACA)
* Global Fund and Society for Family Health
* World Bank