ARFH TB PROJECT

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Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), an indigenous, non-profit and non-governmental organization is one of the two principal recipients of the Global Fund against Tuberculosis in Nigeria. ARFH works in collaboration with the National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), the ILEP partners and Health Alive Foundation towards the elimination of TB as a public health challenge in Nigeria. In all, ARFH has six sub-recipients namely: National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR), Damien Foundation Belgium (DFB), The Leprosy Mission Nigeria (TLMN), German Tuberculosis & Leprosy Relief Agency (GLRA) & Health Alive Foundation (HAF).
The Global fund TB grant is aimed at supporting the National TB and Leprosy control Programme to achieve the following objectives:
  1. To strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control program (NTBLCP)
  2. To promote behavior change in the community
  3. To improve the timely detection and quality treatment of TB cases
  4. To reduce the incidence of TB among People living with HIV/AIDS

 

Against this backdrop, ARFH through the Global Fund has supported high level advocacy strategies to mobilize political commitment and adequate financial support in order to improve the quality of TB services. Also, by strengthening the capacity of health workers and ensuring adequate and prompt supply and distribution of high-quality anti-TB drugs, ARFH has supported the program to develop a platform on which adequate and appropriate TB treatment can be fully established.

 

An important mandate of the Global Fund Grant is the creation of demand for TB services through health education, social mobilization and awareness creation via trained community volunteers and Community Based Organization (CBO). This is hoped to translate into early TB detection, referral and treatment of TB. Currently, 24 states have been engaged on the community component of the program (Community TB Care, CTBC). ARFH in collaboration with Health Alive Foundation has trained over 4400 Community volunteers and has built the capacities of 420 CBOs to support the control of TB in their communities.

 

Tuberculosis has emerged as a national priority and a public health concern that demands a collective and multi-sectoral approach. In light of this, ARFH has scaled up collaboration with stakeholders like Friends of Africa, Oil companies, Banks etc to mobilize the much needed resources to improve equity of access to TB services particularly in the hard to reach and consequently under-served areas.

 

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Abuja: Millenium Builders Plaza, 1st Floor, Block C, Plot 251 Cadastral Zone, Herbert Macaulay Way, Central District Area, Abuja, Nigeria

Ibadan: ARFH HOUSE, Plot 815A, Army Officers' Mess Road, Near Ikolaba Grammar School, Agodi G.R.A., Ikolaba, Ibadan
P.O. Box 30259 Secretariat, Ibadan , Oyo State, Nigeria.

E-mail: arfh1989@fastmail.fm, info@arfh-ng.org

Telephone: +234-2-7515772 (Daytime)
Mobile: 08023542889, 07065964489
Web: www.arfh-ng.org