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Health and Rights Advocates Mobilise Across Nigeria to Demand Female Condoms

Health and Rights Advocates Mobilise Across Nigeria to Demand Female Condoms

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria – September 16th marks the third annual Global Female Condom Day themed 'Dance4Demand' by the Global Female Condom Coalition. As the theme implies, the day will be celebrated by dancing to call for and create awareness for the demand of female condoms. Although female condoms play a vital role in improving reproductive health, they are also the only method available today designed to offer woman dual protection from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The availability and distribution of female condoms has increased significantly in the past few years. In 2009, around 26 million female condoms were provided through international and nongovernmental funding sources, compared to...
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Global Fund Tuberculosis Project Round 9 Quarters 2 Principal Recipient (PR) – Sub Recipient (SR) Review Meeting Held in Abuja


The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is a gap-filling mechanism that galvanizes support for the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, working with partners to support the most effective prevention and treatment services. ARFH as one of the Principal Recipients (PR) for TB Grant in Nigeria works in collaboration with the National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), the ILEP partners and Health Alive Foundation towards the fight for the elimination of Tuberculosis as a public health challenge in Nigeria.
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ARFH at #AIDS2014, Melbourne, Australia

AIDS 2014

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) was held from 20-25 July 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Melbourne, Australia. It represented a tremendous opportunity for us to highlight our Reproductive Health work including HIV/AIDS among young people with disability and the Female Condon Advocacy Project.
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Tribute to late Dr. Eugene Weiss
Statement on the death of Dr. Eugene Weiss


Late Eugene Weiss

The passing away into glory of Dr. Eugene Weiss on Tuesday, 6th of March at the age of 71 was received in Nigeria with considerable sadness. Both Mrs Grace Ebun Delano and Prof. Oladapo A. Ladipo, had the unique privilege of meeting Gene, as he was usually called by his friends, about three decades ago while we were implementing a USAID funded Community Based Distribution Project at Akinyele Local Government, Oyo state, Nigeria. Perhaps, because he was well trained travelled in Asia/Africa, he adapted to the Nigerian culture without any reservations. Hence, we bonded very well, sharing the same vision for a successful project that we passionately implemented.
The success of this project was palpable from both the beneficiaries acknowledgement and the use of our experience and lessons learnt to influence the Primary Health Care Strategy that was at that time being developed by the then Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Olukoye Ransome Kuti. Some of our staff were often invited to provide technical advice. Without any doubt this was made possible because of Gene, who spared no moment to be the voice of the voiceless when there was need for staff to acquire training/operational skills, or through his own personal effort and sacrifice advancing the course of the project.
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ARFH Reps attend Paris meeting - TB (Abuja, October 28th 2013)
Representatives from ARFH to attend Paris meeting on Tuberculosis

Representatives from ARFH attendS Paris meeting on TB
A team from Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) will be in v Paris to attend the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris. The conference organised each year by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) will be held on 30 October–3 November 2013 at the Palais des Congrès In Paris, France. The event is the largest annual meeting experts to discuss the latest research and programme developments in tuberculosis and lung disease, as well as related problems, such as HIV, non-communicable diseases and tobacco control.
As a Global Fund Principal Recipient in Nigeria, ARFH is one of the leading indigenous non-governmental and non-profit organizations in Nigeria committed to improving the quality of life of underserved and vulnerable communities by promoting access to quality health care and harnessing community capacities for sustainable development. The team attending the conference includes the Mrs Kehinde Osinowo, Director of Programs; Dr Queen Ogubuji, TB Project Coordinator; Dr Adewale Osho, Manager anchoring National TB & Leprosy Control Programme; Dr Abiodun Hassan, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator and other officers associated with tuberculosis management programme.
We are looking forward to the event as a platform to share best practicse, learn information on innovative measures to control TB in Nigeria and engage in conversation that will move the TB Conrol programme in Nigeria foward. We will be giving three presentations on barriers to TB treatment, Perception of Community members from the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey in Nigeria; Social determinants of the TB epidemics in Nigeria- A quality Study and Community Perspective on causes, transmission, prevention and it effects on healh seeking behaviour to TB in Nigeria said Dr. Queen Ogbuji.
WHO, in its latest report on tuberculosis (TB), has stated that Nigeria needs to speed up its capacity for diagnosis and treatment of patients, especially those suffering from multi-drug resistant. The report futher stated that an estimated 1.1 Million (38%) of the 8.6 million people who developed TB in 2012 were HIV-Positive. About 75% lives in the Africa Region.
For enquiry contact Esther on +2348161619902 or email agbarakwe.e@arfh.org.ng

 

LungHealth: Activists storm stage at World Conference on Lung Health to demand zero TB deaths, zero new infections and zero stigma
By Stop TB Partnership
Representatives from ARFH attendS Paris meeting on TB
Tuberculosis (TB) activists and representatives of affected communities stormed the opening of the Stop TB Symposium at the World Conference on Lung Health today in Paris, demanding faster progress towards eliminating TB and a target of zero TB deaths. After the activists had marched onto the stage, Colleen Daniels of Treatment Action Group took to the microphone to challenge the delegates assembled to be more ambitious and aim for zero TB deaths, zero new infections and zero suffering and stigma.
The demonstration and address earned applause from the audience, with the majority taking to their feet in support.
For the first time, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease awarded 100 free registrations to the conference for civil society delegates and representatives of communities affected by TB.
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Global Female Condom Day 2013 (Sept. 16 2013)
Increase Female Condom Availability, Affordability and Accessibility
One of the 13 'over looked' life-saving commodities is Female Condom which is a power tool to empower women with partners unwilling to use condom, protecting her against unwanted pregancy and sexually transmited diseases says Prof. C.O Onyebuchi, Honourable Minister of Health, speaking at the launch of the Female Condom Advocacy Project supported by the Univeral Access to Female Condom Joint Programme (UAFC)
Availability of condoms, including female condoms is key for achieving national targets in reduction of new HIV infections. Failure to supply condoms to people who need them will cause the nation to add significant burdens on the provision of public services and decrease economic growth. Female condoms have the potential to revolutionize safer sex for diverse populations around the world. They are also the only woman-initiated method available today that offers dual protection from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
Access to female condoms is hindered mainly by lack of availability and price, nonetheless the device remain an effective method of prevention of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS says Victoria Akyeampong, UNFPA Resident Representative during the donation of 4,000,000 Female Condoms to Society for Family Health (SFH) last week.
Global Female Condom Day is celebrated globally on the 16th of September and aims to increase the number of women, men and youth who know about, use, and advocate for female condoms. It is a day of education and advocacy to increase awareness, access, and use of female condoms globally. In Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Health with support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Society for Family Health (SFH), Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Education as a Vaccine (EVA) and Oxfam in Nigeria is leading the celebration with the theme: Increase Female Condom Availability, Affordability and Accessibility
For more information or interview requests, please contact: - Esther – 08161619902, E-mail agbarakwe.e@arfh-ng.org; Korie: habib@unfpa.org; Adaora aezeh@sfhnigeria.org; Martha- communication@evangeria.org

 

World Mosquito Day 2013 (August 20th) Today is World Mosquito Day, a commemoration of the discovery that malaria is caused by the female anopheles mosquito. The discovery was made in 1897 by a British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross.
As the world marks this day, ARFH Malaria Team, a partner of the Roll Back Malaria program reflects on the progress Nigeria is making in the fight against malaria – a preventable and curable disease that significantly contributes to the high infant and maternal mortality rates in the country.

 

 

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