Our Results

Results from Major/Comprehensive HIV and AIDS prevention interventions implemented

 

The Condom and other Prevention Intervention Edo and Delta States

This is supported by the institute of Human Virology Nigeria. Since it inception in 2007, over 385 peer educators (MARPS) have been trained. More than 100,000 most at risk persons (FSW and their clients) educated on HIV/AIDS. The program has so far provided HIV/AIDS Counselling and testing for over 25,000 persons, syndromic managementand treatment on STIs for more 4000 individuals, distributes an average of 3000 condoms monthly for the past eight years, follow up to ensure ARV initiation for over 300 PLHIV, initiation/formation of six community based organisations and two support groups.

The Comprehensive and Integrated HIV/AID Prevention and Care (CIHPAC) project Edo state

With funding from the Society for Family Health, CERPHEC implemented HIV/AIDS intervention in Ologbo community that lasted for one year and subsequently in 2010 implemented behaviour maintenance activities for Ologbo, Ogida, Oluku and forestry community based organisations all in Edo state. The project also includes intensive intervention activities at Oko prisons that gave birth to the Okoh prisons HIV and AIDS club. The organization also received support to implement HIV and AIDS program through the Redeem AIDS program Action committee (RAPAC) a faith based organisation in Benin.

  • Family Planning Programme

Implementing child spacing programs through IPC conductors has been one of CERPHEC’s traditional programs over the years. Having collaborated with Society for family Health to implement the IRHIN project in Edo, CERPHEC has been in the fore front of promoting public private partnership for increased use of reproductive health products and services among women of reproductive age and increased engagement of the men in child spacing/reproductive health activities through a well structured referral system.

Goal

  • To improved the health and quality of life of women and children in Nigeria communities.

Objectives

  • Mobilize and support formal and non formal health service providers to provide qualitative FP services in the communities.
  • Increase the use of reproductive health products and services among men and women of reproductive age.

 

Implementing strategies

CERPHEC uses a combination of community mobilization, behaviour change communication and access to FP products to improve the reproductive health status of community members especially women. FP activities have also been integrated into the organizations malaria and HIV/AIDS intervention in the communities for wider coverage and to maximize available resources.

Intervention Coverage

Family Planning programs is currently being implemented in all CERHEC’s intervention sites with intensive interventions in Etsako west, Egor, Oredo and Ovia North East LGAs, Edo State, Nigeria.

Key FP interventions implemented

The Improving Reproductive Health in Nigeria (IRHIN) Project

This was supported by the Society for Family Health under her USAID funded programs. The BCC programme was implemented in  Ovia North East LGAs, Edo State, Nigeria. A key outcome of the intervention was the formation of a community based organization in NIFOR which comprised of peer educators, IPC conductors and other key stakeholders in the community.

  • Safe Water and Nutrition Programme

CERPHEC safe drinking water and nutrition programs targets mostly rural community members especially children and women. So far, activities have been embedded in other existing programs as a way of adding value to such program. The Centre has adopted the Society for family Health safe water guide (IPC flip charts) and developed IECs on basic nutritional needs in educating key targets in the communities.

Goal: The overall goal of CERPHEC’s safe water program is to reduce cases of diarrhea and other water bone diseases among community members.

Objective: Promote and support community members to have access to portable and safe drinking water.

Achievements:

 In 2010 alone, CERPHEC educated over 20,000 persons on Nutrition, basic hygiene and safe water. CERPHEC hopes to educate more households on safe water and increase the provision of water treatment solution to households mostly located in rural communities to reduce cases of diarrhea and other water borne diseases.

  • Environmental sanitation.

CERPHEC over the years had continued to use existing structures, systems and volunteers to promote basic hygiene and cleanliness in communities of intervention. Peer educators and community based organizations are mentored to streamline activities that promote good sanitation and cleanliness in the communities.

  • General population IPC

This is the Centre’s traditional intervention strategy aimed at reaching the general population through foot soldiers that implement the organisations programs which are; Malaria, Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS, Safe water, Nutrition for children and Environmental Sanitation. Since 2005 after CERPHEC’s inception in 2004, the centre through her foot soldiers have continued to reach an average of over 1000 individuals with at least four of the five programs using various intervention strategies.

Some of our past performance implementing HIV and AIDS programs

Assignment name:1

Comprehensive Integrated HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care (CIHPAC)

Approx. value of the contract 

N16,430,000

Country: Nigeria

Location within country: Edo State

Ikpoba-Okha LGA, Ovia North East LGA, Egor LGA  and Oredo

Duration of assignment (months):

June 2008 – September 2010

Name of Client:

USAID through Society for Family Health

Total No of staff-months of the assignment:

4 Staffs

Address:

Society for Family health Nigeria

Approx. value of the services provided  under the contract: Ten (10) million naira

Start date (month/year): June 2008

Completion date (month/year): September 2010

Name of senior professional staff of CERPHEC involved and functions performed:

Josephine Ajayi- Team Leader

Narrative description of Project:

The Comprehensive Integrated Approach to HIV Prevention and Care (CIHPAC) intervention in Edo, Nigeria is one of USAID funded program implemented by Society for Family Health Nigeria to ensure a positive and sustained behavior change amongst individuals especially MARPS in Nigeria through strategized activities that includes; community mobilization and involvement, peer education, community awareness rallies/programs, referrals to service delivery points, community HIV counseling and testing services, formation and mentoring/capacity, strengthening of community based organizations.

Description of actual services provided within the assignment:

  • Advocacy Visits
  •  community mobilization
  •  CBO formation and mentoring support
  • Peer educators /IPC conductors trainings
  • Monthly community outreaches and Environmental sanitation exercise
  •  IPCs /peer education activities (minimum prevention package)
  •  Review meetings with IPC conductors and peer educators
  • Special events through CBOs, FBOs and prisons to include, drama, quiz competition and card/board games.
  • Income generating activities
  • HCT outreaches
  • Distribution of condoms and Lubrica through social marketing
  • Monthly supervision and monitoring support by CSOs.

 

Assignment name: 2

AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) Condom and Other Prevention intervention amongst MARPs (C&OP 09,10,11,12,plus and extra )

Approx. value of the contract

 N27,342,000

Country: Nigeria

Location within country: Edo and Delta States

Oredo LGA, Ovia North East, Ovia South West LGA, Uhumwonde LGA and Ikpoba Okha LGA,

Others are: Asaba, Umunede and Agbor

Duration of assignment (months):

October 2007- September 2015

 

Name of Client:

PEPFAR

Total No of staff-months of the assignment:

5 Staffs

Address: Institute of Human Virology Nigeria

 

Approx. value of the services provided by CERPHEC under the contract: Twenty (27 ) million naira.

Start date (month/year): October 2007

Completion date (month/year): September 2015

Name of senior professional staff involved functions performed: Ukponahiunsi Lawrence Project Director/Coordinator.

Narrative description of Project:

To improve the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS in Edo state by implementing quality support group activities to PLWHA, and prevention activities which will target both HIV positive and negative individuals such as: ABC, STI Syndromic management, correct and consistent condom usage and distribution

Description of actual services provided within the assignment:

Community mobilisation, Peer Education and Peer session Monitoring, general population interpersonal communication sessions, special rallies/outreaches to include; night outs, film shows, quiz and football competitions, Mobile Counselling and Testing, Syndromic Management of STIs, establishment of condom outlets and Distribution Of Condoms, Formation of Support Groups, home based care and referrals and escort to facilities.

 

Assignment name:3

General Population HIV/AIDS education program

Approx. value of the contract:

N7,500,000

Country: Nigeria

Location within country: Edo and Delta States

Duration of assignment (months):

June 2006 – Date

Name of Client:

USAID through society for family health (SFH)/CERPHEC Board

Total No of staff-months of the assignment:

4 Staffs

Address:

SFH Benin City Edo State/ CERPHEC Edo  and Delta States.

Approx. value of the services provided by CERPHEC under the contract:7,5000,000

Start date (month/year): June 2006

Completion date (month/year): Till Date

 

Name of associated Organizations:

Society For Family Health (SFH)

Name of senior professional staff of CERPHEC involved and functions performed:

  1. Chukwudi Epuchie- Team Leader
  2. 2. Kedi Cynthia- Team Leader

Narrative description of Project:

To reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS through HIV/AIDS prevention messages amongst sexually active adults.

Description of actual services provided by staff within the assignment:

IPC sessions among the general population, Condom distribution, Product distribution Promote the use of LLITN, Mobile Counselling and Testing, Syndromic Management of STIs and Referrals

 

Assignment name:4

Okomu Comprehensive Workplace HIV/AIDS Intervention

Approx. value of the contract

 N1836,000

Country: Nigeria

Location within country: Edo State

Okomu Oil Palm, Ovia South West LGA 

Duration of assignment (months):

January – June 2009

Name of Client:

Okomu Oil Palm Ltd

Total No of staff-months of the assignment:

4Staffs

Address:

  Okomu Oil Palm, Edo state

Approx. value of the services provided by CERPHEC under the contract: N939,600

Start date (month/year): January 2009

Completion date (month/year): June 2009

 

Name of associated Organizations, if any:

Okomu Oil Palm, Ltd

 

Name of senior professional staff of CERPHEC involved and functions performed:

Matthew Ogbeifun - Project Director/Coordinator

Narrative description of Project:

To reduce incidences of ill health conditions associated with unplanned families, HIV/AIDS and malaria infections in Okomu farms Edo state.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

  • To increase beneficiaries’ knowledge on HIV/AIDS mode of infection and prevention
  • To provide HCT services to community members
  • To increase knowledge on FP and thus create demand for FP services
  • To increase knowledge on how malaria is transmitted and on how to prevent infection
  • To provide 1000 Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) to community members

 

Assignment 5: Improving maternal and Child health project

Approx. value of the contract 299200

Country: Nigeria

Location: Ovia South West LGA

Duration of assignment (months):

12 months

Name of Client: TY Danjuma Foundation

Total No of staff-months of the assignment: 4

Address: Akpakpava Rd, Edo State

Approx. value of the services provided by CERPHEC under the contract: 1486000

Start Date: December 2013

Completion Date: Nov 2014

 

Name of Associated  organization if any: None

Name of senior professional staff of CERPHEC involved and functions performed: Dr. Ishaku Sunday Chama

Narrative description of project: To improve rural community’s access to and utilization of ANC services as a corridor for increased uptake of PMTCT and other essential primary care services.

  • Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:
  • Strengthen capacity of WDC and other community structures to promote early uptake of ANC services.
  • Mobilize communities to increase uptake of ANC services including PMTCT
  • Refer 300 pregnant women and 300 children to access comprehensive ANC services by the end of the project.
  • Ensure 90% of identified HIV positive pregnant women access comprehensive PMTCT service.
  • Strengthen follow up and referral linkages between community facilities and referral centre and between pregnant women and facilities.

 

Assignment 6: HIV Prevention intervention for At Risk communities.

Approx. value of the contract 6,000000

Country: Nigeria

Location: Ovia South West, Ovia North East and Uhunmwonde LGA

Duration of assignment (months):

18 months

Name of Client: Edo State Agency for the Control of HIV and AIDS

Total No of staff-months of the assignment: 3

Address: Iziegbe Street, GRA , Benin City Edo State

Approx. value of the services provided by CERPHEC under the contract: Ongoing

Start Date: July 2014

Completion Date: December 2015

 

Name of Associated  organization if any: None

Name of senior professional staff of CERPHEC involved and functions performed: Ukponahiunsi Lawrence- Program Manager

Narrative description of project: To contribute to the overall effort aimed at reducing the cases of new HIV infections in Edo state by supporting and strengthening “most at risk  communities” in Ovia South West, Ovia North East and Uhunmwonde LGA to promote, adopt and sustain HIV/AIDS prevention behaviors in the next 18 months.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

  • Create an enabling environment for behavior change that supports a reduction in HIV/STIs risks and vulnerability in selected Most at RiskCommunities.
  •  
  • Reach 1000community members through mobile HTC in selected sites.
  • Provide access to MARPs support services and assistance including IGAs.
  • Build support for localized and sustainable HIV/AIDS response in selected MARCs

 

Capacity Building

As part of Efforts to equip CERPHEC to successfully implement and realise the organizations objective in the Nigeria,  staff had under gone a number of  capacity building programs  organized over the years as could be seen below;

 

s/no

Trainings

Venue/sponsor

dates

Male participants

Female participants

1

IPC on HIV and AIDS, FP and MCH

SFH

2006

Ukponahiunsi

Lawrence

Chukwudi Epuchie

Ada Nzeakor

2

Palliative and home based care

Benin/CEDPA

2007

UKponahiunsi

Lawrence

Chukwudi Epuchie

Gladys Iyekekpolor

3

Finance training

Abuja/IHVN

28th -31st October, 2007.

Osigwe Uloghobui

 

4

STI syndromic management and prevention for positives training

Abuja/IHVN

31st October – 2nd November, 2007.

Matthew Ogbeifun

E.A Itohanmwen

5

Peer education TOT training

Abeokuta/IHVN

12th -17th November, 2007.

Lawrence Ukponahiunsi

Chukwudi  Epuchie

Hajara  Bagudu

Doosuur Zasha

Udeigbo Ego

6

Workshop on Mobile Counseling and Testing.

Abeokuta/IHVN

7th -15th

January , 2008.

Ukponahiunsi Lawrence

Agbenin Peter

Chukwudi Epuchie

Josephine Ajayi

Hawawu Sule

Ekene Konyengwachie

7

TOT mobile HCT training

Benin/IHVN

2nd -13th June, 2008.

Ukpnahiunsi

Lawrence

Matthew Ogbeifun

Ajayi Josephine

8

Peer education TOT training

Calabar/SFH

2008

Ukponahiunsi Lawrence

Omwenyeke Kingsley

Isioma Kalu

Winifred Aidorolo

9

Injection Safety Training

Abeokuta

23rd -25th June, 2008.

U. Lawrence

Adeleke Adetunji

Ajayi Josephine

Winifred Aidorolo

10

TOT refresher training on Peer Education

Abeokuta

9th -15th November, 2008.

Ukponahiunsi Lawrence

Ajayi Josephine

Isioma Kalu

Cynthia Kedi

Osasu Aigbogun

11

Blood collection, sample processing and shipment

Benin

10th-12th December, 2008.

 

Cynthia Kedi

12

M&E training

Abuja

15th -17th December 2009

Ukponahiunsi Lawrence

Cynthia Kedi

13

Refresher training on Peer Education

Abeokuta

28th September – 1st October 2009

U. Lawrence

Prince Abuworonye

Ajayi Josephine

Isioma kalu

Kedi Cynthia