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Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences partnered for better health in Nigeria

HIV Related Stigma and Shame in Nigerian Faith Communities

There have been suggestions and clear indications that religion, with its potentials to influence behaviours, provides opportunity that can be leveraged on to achieve HIV prevention goal by involving religious leaders at the local level. There is also evidence suggesting that religious engagement presents important potential for improving physical and psychological health and well-being of people living with HIV as religious beliefs are seen to reduce depression, increase optimism and strength in dealing with a difficult life transition like HIV infection.     Faith leaders have the advantages of robust followership, an existing platform to reach people and access to resources beyond the immediate community. Religious leaders enjoy the respect as opinion leaders in their faith congregations and communities and have the opportunity to use the pulpit to challenge destructive prejudices that reinforce stigma, and at the same time convey important information to the population to improve uptake of HIV services as people tend to listen to what their faith leaders say. However, there have been concerns of high perceptions of stigma emanating from religious communities connected with the religious narratives that associate HIV infection to “sinful” sexual behaviour. This report presents findings from an assessment on the nature and predictors in Abuja, Anambra and Benue States on HIV related stigma, discrimination and shame in Nigerian Faith Communities and how Faith leader play an important role in reducing the stigma.

Partnership for Improved Child Health: delivering child healthcare

Most cases of child death in Nigeria are caused by treatable diseases like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia. These are case studies from Christian Aid Nigeria's UK Aid Match funded PICH project, to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in under fives.

Case studies - improving community response against malaria

The Improving Community Response against Malaria (ICRAM+K) project commenced in 2014. The goal of the project was to establish a combined approach to management of malaria in the community through the promotion of rapid diagnostic testing, uptake of ACTs and use of Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) by Community Health Agents. A strong advocacy and sustainability elements were incorporated in the project to mobilise government to ensure access to health services and supplies as well as build the capacity of citizens and community development committees to increase accountability and responsiveness of the healthcare system. The project tagged ICRAM+K in Kaduna, was implemented in 10 Communities in Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State by Christian Aid partners, Nazarene Rural Health Ministry (NRHM) and Archdiocesan Catholic Healthcare Initiative (ACHI-DACA). 

Improving Response to Malaria in Kaduna state - summary report

Project summary ICRAM+K malaria project in Nigeria. Funded by Christian Aid and J.C.Flowers, the two-year project was implemented in 10 communities in Kaduna State.

Case study - community health and HIV response Nigeria

Through the Strengthening Community Health and HIV project, Community Health Agents (CHAs) were established in project communities to educate community members on health issues and support them to adopt health seeking behaviour.

PPA Project Summary Report: strengthening community health and HIV response in Nigeria

A summary of achievements, challenges and lessons from the community health and HIV response in Nigeria, made possible through the funding support of UK aid via DFID's programme partnership agreement (PPA).

People Living Positively: south-to-south learning project on HIV (PLP S2SL)

Key findings from an end of project evaluation to scale up effective HIV care and support interventions in Nigeria.

Case study - an all-encompassing 'fruitbowl' approach in Nigeria

Providing health education to communities and households on various issues including family planning, HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child health (MCH), and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Case study - added value of partnership is critical to family planning

Partnership is critical to Christian Aid’s Strengthening Community Health and HIV Response in Nigeria (SCHH) project in ensuring increased access to and uptake of crucial health services in rural, marginalised communities. Christian Aid works with Marie Stopes International to provide family planning services to women in SCHH communities. Produced by the Community Health and HIV (CHH) team at Christian Aid. 

PHC Assessment Reports in Anambra

This report provides an analysis of the status of primary health centres (PHCs) supported by Christian Aid in Anambra State, in terms of services, infrastructure and human resource capacities in relation to the national standard. The aim of the report is to improve engagement with relevant government authorities for health care planning and resourcing.

PHC Assessment Reports in Kaduna State

This report provides an analysis of the status of the assessed Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Kaduna State, in terms of services, infrastructure and human resource capacities in relation to the national standard. The findings of this report will help Christian Aid in engaging relevant government authorities for health care planning and resourcing.

PHC Assessment Reports in Plateau State

This report provides an analysis of the status of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Plateau State in terms of services, infrastructure and human resource capacities in relation to the national standard. The findings of this report will serve as an advocacy tool for Christian Aid in engaging relevant government authorities for health care planning and resourcing.

ICRAM Project in Anambra State Nigeria: report on research findings

The Improving Community Response to Management of Malaria (ICRAM) project was implemented in Anambra State, Nigeria, from 2013-2014. It piloted the feasibility of the use of malaria rapid diagnostic test kits (mRDT) at the community level.

Improved Cookstoves for Community Development (ICCD): a market based solution to an old health kitchen problem

A report on the success of 'improved cookstoves for community development' (ICCD) - a six-month pilot project aimed at improving the health status of poor and marginalised households in Nigeria.

A Review of Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes: lessons from Nigeria and Ghana

A study by EpiAFRIC, commissioned by Christian Aid, to examine the feasibility of rolling out or supporting the roll out of a community health insurance scheme in Nigeria and Ghana.

PHC Assessment Reports in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

This report provides an analysis of the status of health facilities within communities supported by Christian Aid in the FCT (Abuja, Bwari and Kuje Municipal Councils), in the areas of services, infrastructure, human resource capacities etc. in relation to the national standard. The findings of this report would serve as an advocacy tool for engaging relevant government authorities for health care services planning and resourcing.