impacting lives since 2002

Health

Nigeria has a population of over 200 million people, the largest in Africa. Nigeria is among the West African countries with the highest density of medical doctors which is still very low compared to the actual need for such a populous nation. Nigeria government’s budget for health is extremely slim.

Adolescents are a significant demographic force in Nigeria, constituting about 22% of the population. Key findings from both FGD and Stakeholder consultation reveals that the foremost health and development issues facing the adolescents include: drug and alcohol abuse; violence; early marriage and unplanned pregnancies; Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV&AIDS; other Infectious diseases, mental health, multiple sexual relationship, unprotected sex and unsafe cultural practices, abortion, among others. There is need to revisit the neglected tropical diseases and communicable infections.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be attained without adequate investment and intentional commitment towards good health and well-being.

What we do

  • Conducts community outreaches – sensitization on all prevailing health issues both in rural and urban areas
  • Conducts free sensitization on health related issues and HIV test for people in communities, organizations, NYSC camps, schools, brothels etc.
  • Creates awareness and distributions of LLTINs to people thereby promoting a malaria free world
  • Encourages age appropriate vaccination for children
  • Holds sensitization and education against FGM among young people, health workers, and aged mothers
  • Promotes breastfeeding among women for healthy living of their children
  • Promotes good hygiene among young people and children in both secondary and primary schools, rural communities and among parents.
  • Advocates for accessible health care facilities for Adolescents and young people, most especially the reviving of the Youth Friendly Centre in Akure by equipping the capacity of Young people(YAG) to advocate for change in the health care system
  • Promotes Family planning by encouraging the appropriate use of the modern contraceptives
  • Collaborates with other agencies to improve the health care system in Nigeria, thereby improving the efforts of the government.
  • Conducts Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of young people including PLWD