Success Stories

MY ENCOUNTER, WITH SFH, NIGERIA.

Society for Family Health, Nigeria principally managed a USAID-funded project- CIHPAC, a five-year Comprehensive Integrated Approach to HIV Prevention and Care Project in Nigeria in partnership with Population Services International (PSI) and over 56 indigenous Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in 22 selected project States in Nigeria. I am Osiogwe Ilegogie and fondly called ‘Solutions”. My […]

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Mother- in-law’s Prompt Response to Facility Attendance

The Village Health Workers interactions with clients is supported by the male and female group interpersonal sessions which is specially designed for mothers’ in-law, husbands and traditional/religious leaders. Messages that highlight the roles of these key home decision makers are discussed with the two groups in order for permission and necessary support to be given […]

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“A Modern Method … Improved My Lifestyle”- Adeola’s Story

(SFH Territory, Benin)- Amid its overriding benefits, natural methods of contraception still prove ineffective in estimating precisely when a woman is fertile, this deficiency has resulted to increased chances for unplanned conception for mother’s like Mrs Adeola who has a high preference for natural methods since she embraced motherhood. Mrs. Adeola, 34 years old trader […]

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There is No Bliss in Ignorance: Ade’s Story

*East Side brothel located in Okoko LGA in Ibadan, Oyo State is one the oldest brothels in Ibadan. Okoko is an urban community and like many urban communities in Nigeria features a vibrant commercial sector with all other trappings of an urban community such as a Divisional Police Station, Motor and Okada transport parks, petrol […]

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PPMV turns community mobilizer in Umunneochi, Abia State

PPMV TURNS COMMUNITY MOBILIZER IN UMUNNEOCHI, ABIA STATE Mrs. Obiageri Okolie, a middle aged woman, a Patent Medicine Dealer, at Obulo Nneato, in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State runs one of our Global Fund Malaria outlets. She trained in 2010 and has been receiving ACTs since then. Her commitment to the project comes […]

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Value Added with Improved Literacy-VHWs

For the purpose of coverage by the Village Health Workers Scheme in Gombe State, no less than 57 communities were clustered in Kurjale which is the headquarters of Jagali South ward in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area. Most of the people here are farmers. The 16 VHWs assigned to cover these communities are literate with […]

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Village Health Workers Messaging Encourage Facility Delivery

  Educating pregnant women and nursing mothers on danger signs during pregnancy, postpartum and postnatal periods is one of the core duties of the Village Health Worker. When clients are educated on the signs that may cause complications; they are encouraged to seek skilled care on time thus preventing obstetric emergencies or an undesirable situation. […]

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Linking Pregnant Women to Maternal Health Services in Adamawa State

Mallam Abdulmumuni Ardo is a member of National Union of Road Transport Workers. He is also a trained volunteer driver with Comic Relief Emergency Transport Scheme project implemented by Society for Family Health (SFH) Yola. Inspired by experience sharing from other ETS volunteer drivers during refresher training, Mallam Ardo decided to embark on mass awareness […]

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IPCA in Ibadan, Nigeria saved my friends life

“A day later she was bleeding and she called me…she had severe bleeding.” As we sit in the empty waiting room of the clinic, Falade Busayo shares the story of her friend who had an illegal abortion due to an unwanted pregnancy. This friend was utterly unprepared to give birth to a second child less […]

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Empowering Sex Workers to Negotiate Condom Use: Jummai’s Experience with the Female Condom

Jummai is a 30 year old Female Sex Worker (FSW) in one of the brothels in Dange Shuni Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State. In spite of previous exposure to HIV prevention programmes in Nassarawa State prior to her relocation to Sokoto, Jummai was yet to practice consistent and correct condom use. .  Front […]

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Redefining my calling: Big Joy’s Experience with the SHiPS programme

Big Joy (not her real name) is a sex worker and a single mother of five children. She relocated to Lagos in search of better opportunities to enable her take care of herself and her children after a difficult divorce which left her the sole parent to her children. Big Joy left her children with […]

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