Working Together, Building Healthier Future…Since 1989
To be a model non-governmental organisation working towards an African continent, free of disease.
To collaborate with Government and other strategic partners in designing and implementing innovative and high impact programmes for improved health and well-being of individuals and families in Africa.
Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading indigenous non-profit organisations in Nigeria committed improving the quality of life of underserved and vulnerable communities by promoting access to quality health care and harnessing community capacities for sustainable development.
We are a national, non-governmental organisation established in 1989 and registered in 1991, with a headquarter in Ibadan and four other offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna and Katsina respectively. Our mission is to initiate, promote and implement in partnership with other organisations, developmental, HIV & AIDS, SRH and family planning program and interventions for young people and adult through capacity building, technical assistance, operations research, and evaluation to improve the quality of life in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
Our programmes focus on mobilising people for behavioural and attitudinal changes that promote best sexual and reproductive health practices in order to reduce diseases burden, particularly STIs, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis which are currently devastating families and communities in Nigeria and globally.
In her over 32 years of existence, ARFH has successfully designed, implemented and managed innovative reproductive health and developmental projects in all the states across the federation and neighbouring countries, most of which had gained national recognition and are being replicated nationwide. The transformation of ARFH into a viable and innovative national NGO is the result of the involvement of its renowned and credible founders complemented by a skilled and dedicated workforce in community-based reproductive health (RH) and family planning activities.
ARFH has a track record that demonstrate her credibility in both programmatic and financial management of grants of varying sizes for project and interventions that bother on youth development, maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, OVC and other reproductive health interventions. Examples of such grants includes the Global fund round 5 and 9 where ARFH is one of three Principal Recipients in Nigeria, USAID supported LOPIN Region 1 and ICHSSA 2 Projects. ARFH’s areas of competencies and skills include training, mentoring, provision of technical assistance, women empowerment/skills acquisition, youth programming, institutional capacity development, establishing HCT (HIV Counselling and Testing) centres, OVC programming, replicable innovative programming, training and educational material development, service delivery, partnership building, financial management, and operations research.
ARFH has grown under the strong and able leadership of her founders – Prof. Oladapo A. Ladipo and Mrs. Grace E. Delano, President/CEO and former Vice President/Executive Director respectively. The duo are backed by a dedicated workforce of over 124 staff (65 Professional/Technical staff (53%), 19 Management staff (15%) and 40 support staff (32%) and a core of highly resourceful consultants from different geo-political zones with a wide range of experience in health programming especially on HIV & AIDS,TB, OVC, malaria as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health.
In recognition of the contribution of the organisation to development, United Nations committee on NGOs granted ARFH a special Consultative Status with UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2007. A total of 22 NGOs worldwide were granted this recognition with ARFH as the only one from Nigeria, and among three chosen from Africa. The special status conferred on the organisation gives it eligibility to attend all mandate, governance and financial meetings of ECOSOC as well as the right to circulate statements, speak at meetings and propose items for the council’s agenda.
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