•Protection and Assistance to Cameroonian Refugees (PACR)
In April 2018, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) awarded HIFASS a grant of ₦41,413,336.00 to provide emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively. The response included distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. The project whose goal was PB Emergency response was executed within 6 months (April 1– September 30, 2018). Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services were provided to registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue and Cross River States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees. During the 6-month project implementation, five thousand six hundred and one (5,601) refugees in both Benue and Cross River states accessed different levels of care on a need by need basis while four hundred and eight (468) pregnant women accessed ANC services.
•Research RV-368 The Contract was aimed at HIV and STI prevalence, incidence and risk behaviours Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Nigeria and the impact of providing HIV medical and prevention services to Nigeria MSM at a trusted community centre.
• RV 230 was a cross sectional study aim at mapping the common strains of HIV found in indigenous communities in Nigeria and aimed at developing an effective HIV vaccine.
• RV 352 was an evaluation of HIV and Malaria co infection in two Nigerian Military Hospital
• HAF II Grant Implementation in Benue State
In December 2013, Benue State Agency for Control of AIDS (BENSACA) through the World Bank credit awarded HIFASS a grant of ₦5, 941,000 to provide demand creation for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) amongst pregnant women in 35 Benue State communities.These communities are spread across 4 LGAs in the state. The objectives of the project includes increased uptake of Antenatal Care (ANC) services, increased number of women who know their HIV status during pregnancy and, eventually, increased facility based deliveries amongst these same women.Projectimplementationwas in accordance with the National Prevention Plan (2010-2015) and approved National MPPI guideline. The target of the HAF 2 project in Benue State was to mobilize 2800 pregnant women (primary beneficiaries) for ANC/PMTCT services in a health facility within 24 months. By the end of the project in July 2015, a total of 4893 pregnant women were referred for ANC/PMTCT services during peer sessions, out of which 3,067 pregnant women received ANC/PMTCT services exceeding the project target by 9.5%.
• HAF II Grant Implementation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
In January 2014, the FCT Agency for Control of AIDS (FACA) also through the World Bank credit awarded HIFASS a grant of ₦21, 743,000 to provide demand creation for PMTCT amongst pregnant women in 7 wards within the Federal Capital Territory. The objectives of both projects includes increased uptake of Antenatal Care (ANC) services, increased number of women who know their HIV status during pregnancy and, eventually, increased facility based deliveries amongst these same women.Projectimplementationwas in accordance with the National Prevention Plan (2010-2015) and approved National MPPI guideline.
By September 2015, 2225 pregnant women have received ANC/PMTCT services in PHCs spread across the project LGAs of the FCT thereby exceeding the project target of 1790 beneficiaries by 24.3%. The project is at advanced stage of completion. The projects collaborate with Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) and community volunteers to refer clients for primary health care services including PMTCT, malaria prevention and control.