Note: The menu shows the 36 African countries where Africare has worked, not the other African countries.

 

Photo: Sheila McKinnon

“It is like a breath of fresh air working with Africare—your results are tangible.”

- Dr. Iyan Ugot, Special Adviser, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) to theGovernor of Cross River State.


“Africare has done a good job by reaching out to our young women in Nasarawa.”

– First Lady of Nigeria, Hajia Turai Yar-Adua (2008), during a visit to a Africare/Nigeria project site.

Africare/Nigeria

Community-Based Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CUBS)
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partners: MSH and Nigerian Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Location: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Kebbi, Rivers, Sokoto and Taraba states
Purpose: Develop and strengthen community-based service delivery for OVC and build community ownership, reduce gender discrimination and increase OVC involvement and advocacy

Accomplishments:
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Enrolled and provided services to an additional 22,330 vulnerable children with need-based care across 11 states
-Reached 4,124 female adolescent OVC with a comprehensive HIV prevention package
-Reached 9,684 OVC with individual and/or small group level evidence-based HIV prevention interventions
-Built capacities of 38 Civil-Society Organizations  to address protection issues for female OVC and caregivers
-Developed an enhanced gender framework informing gender-based interventions with far-reaching applications

Malaria Control Interventions for Impact in Nigeria
Donor: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Implementing Partner: National Malaria Elimination Program
Location: Edo and Delta states
Purpose: Support and build capacity of public health facilities to effectively control malaria

Accomplishments:
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Provided ACT treatment to 14,853 children under 5 and 22,789  individuals over 5 years old
-Trained 773 health care providers in malaria case management
-Instructed 564 health workers in record keeping, reporting, and program monitoring and evaluation practices

Malaria Prevention in MPN-Supplier Communities (MAPS-C)
Donor: ExxonMobil Foundation
Location: Akwa Ibom and Rivers states
Purpose: Strengthen synergies between malaria services and programs and fill critical gaps in prevention, treatment and vector control

Accomplishments:
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Treated 22,800 cases of malaria, including 4,500 in children under 5
-Administered more than 16,000 diagnostic tests across communities
-Distributed and hung 980 LLINs in homes

Promoting Initiative for Malaria Eradication II
Donor: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Implementing Partner: Society for Family Health
Location: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo and Rivers states
Purpose: Build the capacity of patent medicine vendors to ensure prompt, effective and sustained responses to malaria

Accomplishments:
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Distributed 613,190 doses of Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) to private health facilities
-Provided 22,975 Rapid Diagnostic Test doses to private health facilities
-Treated 122,170 children under 5 with ACT and 399,947 individuals over 5 years old with ACT, all in accordance with national guidelines