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Africare began operations in Nigeria in 1978.
Since that time, Africare/Nigeria has invested approximately $28,000,000 through projects addressing…
• Agriculture & Food Security
• Health, HIV & AIDS
• Family Planning
• Malaria Control
• Maternal and Child Health
• Orphans and Vulnerable Children
• River Blindness
• Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
• Women’s Empowerment
Africare/Nigeria’s Portfolio Today:
Community-Based Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CUBS)
[$5,300,700 – United States Agency for International Development]
Malaria Prevention in ExxonMobil Supplier Communities
[$925,000 – ExxonMobil Foundation]
National Malaria Control Program
[$882,770 – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria]
Prevention Initiative for Malaria Eradication
[$1,777,987 – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria]
Success in Nigeria
Implemented in Lagos in 2009, Africare’s Kick AIDS project employed the popularity and practical learning aspects of soccer to empower, educate and mobilize youth. Using drills, games and discussions, youth are taught life skills and HIV prevention in an environment where they feel comfortable exploring serious, sensitive issues. The youth remain community role models and sources of sexually transmitted infection prevention information. The model has been adopted by other non-governmental organizations.
The Japan Social Development Fund recognized Africare’s Women’s Initiative for Sex Education (WISE) for its innovative approach to reducing the incidence of HIV in young women.
Africare’s ongoing CUBS project contains a research component to explore the impact of reproductive health education and economic strengthening on reducing vulnerability among adolescent females. No similar study has been conducted in the context of HIV prevention programs, and the results could pave the way for future programming models.