Community health and HIV
We improve the health of poor and marginalised people, particularly women, children and people with compromised immunity through our integrated community-based health promotion and health governance. We help to strengthen systems in response to community health issues in Nigeria including HIV and malaria, empowering people to take responsibility for their own health.
We are helping communities to raise their voices to demand accountability, through advocacy, promoting engagement between people and government and strengthening community structures. Through this, we improve government accountability and responsiveness to the needs of poor and marginalised people.
Through gender inclusive programming, we work to improve gender equity and the participation of women and girls in development activities. We challenge social and cultural norms which ensure women and girls in Nigeria suffer systematic disadvantage.
Increasing insecurity and violence, mostly in the northern part of the country, has brought a surge in humanitarian situations in the country. We respond when and where we can, based on the availability of funding. We also build the capacity of local partners to respond to humanitarian needs as they arrive.