- Protection & Assistance to the Cameroonian Refugees
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively. Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter.
Funding: ₦41, 413, 336. 00
Project Goal: PB Emergency response
Project Duration: The contract is expected to last for 6 months starting from 1st April – 30th September 2018.
HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.
- Strategic Integration of Nigeria Military HIV/AIDS Response (SINM-HAR)
HIFASS got an award of the sum of a $4,702,366.66 Cooperative Agreement (CA) from the United States Department of Navy on behalf of the United State Government for the purpose of a structured, comprehensive HIV/AIDS technical support program aimed at increasing access, improving quality and transitioning towards fully Nigeria owned sustainable services in the Nigeria Military. Through this partnership, HIFASS has been utilizing the extensive military health infrastructure across the country and skilled health professionals to establish free and comprehensive HIV care and prevention services for the benefit of all Nigerians.
- Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa-Local Orphans and Vulnerable Children Partners in Nigeria-Region 3 (HIFASS- LOPIN3)
In August 2014, HIFASS through a consortium got a Cooperative Agreement (CA) of $9,666,082 funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in region 3- Cross River and Ebonyi States (LOPIN3). It is a consortium that comprises HIFASS, Calabar Arch-Diocesan Action Committee on AIDS (CAACA), Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki, Succour and Development Services Initiative (SUCCDEV) and People-to-People Health Foundation in Nigeria (PPHFN) with HIFASS as the lead.
The objectives are to improve systems and structures at State, LGA and community levels to ensure provision of quality care, protection and support services to orphans and vulnerable children and their households. LOPIN 3 aims to reach 310,000 OVC in 52,000 households with comprehensive package of services by 2019. HIFASS through LOPIN 3 is building the capacity of Nigerian civil society and mobilizing the community to improve accessibility and quality of services for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in Cross River and Ebonyi States using the tiered partnership approach. The implementation spans across 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Cross River State and 13 in Ebonyi state with a total of 196 wards.
Provision of workforce (Research protocols at sites in Lagos and Abuja)
HIFASS recruits and manage staff to support two research protocols- RV 466, RV 329 and RV 368 that are funded by Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
- RV 466
To determine the causes of acute febrile illness in persons presenting for medical care in Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria
- RV 329
To evaluate the impact of malaria co-infection on the course of HIV infection among subjects enrolled for comprehensive HIV care and treatment.
- RV 368 TRUST
focuses on HIV and STI prevalence, incidence and risk behaviours among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Nigeria and the impact of providing HIV medical and prevention services to Nigerian MSM at a trusted community center.