ARFH, Partners Launches Operational Plans and Service Providers Directory for OVC in Lagos

L-R: Director Child Development, Mrs Bukayo Odukoya; Permanent Secretary MYSD, Dr Olugbenga Aina; Deputy Chief of Party ICHSSA 2 Project, Ms Faith Lannap and Country Rep/Senior Advisor System Strengthening Project HOPE

October 12 Lagos: Launch of the Local Government Operational Plans for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (2021-2024) and OVC Service Providers Referral Directory.

In partnership with Project HOPE, Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) supported the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development to develop the 5 years costed OVC operational plans across the ten ICHSSA 2 project implementing LGAs- Agege, Apapa, Ojo, Badagry, Surulere, Kosofe, Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Shomolu.

Dr Olugbenga Aina, Permanent Secretary MYSD flanked by Ms Faith Lannap, Deputy Chief of Party, ICHSSA 2 Project, and other dignitaries at the launch of the LGA Operational Plans for OVC, Lagos

The Operational Plans serves as an evidence-based advocacy tool and provides the necessary framework to budget for OVC program across the LGAs while also ensuring transparency and accountability.

The Service Providers Referral Directory provides a gamut of comprehensive service centres where users can access confidential, safe, and non-judgmental services in the areas of health, education, psychosocial support, shelter, legal protection, economic strengthening among others.

Many thanks to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the immense support and technical assistance.

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Copies of the LGA Operational Plans for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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