FHI 360‘s work in Nigeria addresses a broad range of human development challenges. In collaboration with international and local partners, we combat HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; expand access to reproductive health; strengthen health care delivery systems; provide health, water and sanitation, and protection support to internally displaced communities; and improve access and quality of education for children.
In partnership with the Government of Nigeria, we build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services. In addition to service interventions, FHI 360 has built the capacity of local organizations to implement strategic behavior change communication with the aim of preventing new HIV infections, reducing HIV prevalence among high-risk groups and stabilizing HIV prevalence within the general population. To increase efficiency and improve health outcomes, we help health systems integrate HIV, tuberculosis and family planning services. FHI 360 has collaborated with national, state and local levels on implementing and scaling up of malaria control interventions as a part of the Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS).
FHI 360 implements infant and young child feeding interventions by addressing malnutrition with medical and supplemental feeding treatments. In collaboration with the Government of Nigeria and other humanitarian partners, FHI 360 has been a key partner responding to the crisis in northeast Nigeria, providing primary health care, water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions and gender-based violence protection, including child protection services, to displaced populations.
We also work to improve the quality and relevance of education for school-aged children, including orphans and vulnerable children, especially girls. FHI 360 works closely with the Ministry of Education, State Universal Basic Education Board and the State Agency for Mass Education to improve early grade reading, provide teacher training and mentoring, and implement an education-in-emergencies activity that addresses the needs of children through nonformal and safer formal education.