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Global Fund Round 9 HIV grant
WODECO was a sub recipient of Global Fund Round 9 HIV grant through the Society for Family Health, the recipient for project titled HIV prevention among Most at Risk Persons (MARPs) Country: Nigeria. The project was carried out in Obafemi /Owode, Abeokuta North and Ado-odo /ota Local Government Areas of Ogun State.
WODECO’s Programme officer was a facilitator and peer educator and the major goal of the programme was to promote HIV prevention intervention using the Nationally Adopted ‘Minimum Prevention Package’ among most at risk persons that would lead to the adoption of safer sex practices.
The actual services provided by our staff within the assignment is training of FSWs peer educators, HCT and referrals, Promotion, distribution and ensuring correct and consistent use of condoms and lubricants. Process documentation and dissemination.
Round 9 Global Fund phase II project
WODECO is a sub-sub recipient of Round 9 Global Fund phase II project titled 'Scaling –up gender Sensitive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care and support intervention for adults and children in Nigeria'.
The Principal Recipient (PR) is Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) Ibadan, and sub recipient is Civil Society on HIV/AIDS (CiSHAN).
The Project Location is Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area and the project is to strengthen its capacity and improve its role in integrated ATM response in Nigeria through referrals and public health awareness.
Specifically the main objective of this project is to restore public confidence in Primary Health Care services in Nigeria within the context of the Community System Strengthening (CSS) GF phase 2 project implementation cycles.
A core deliverable on the CSS project is to conduct monthly community outreach and support for referrals that is geared towards effective demand creation for uptake of ATM services within the Global Fund cluster sites. These activities are conducted on monthly basis by WODECO in high risk communities and congregate settings like churches and mosques.
The community outreach includes Community sensitization to create awareness for the various ATM services available at the health facilities using particular clinic days especially within the PHCs. Mass mobilization of the community members for services uptake and continuity of service and Community dialogue to reduce stigmatization, discrimination thereby increasing willingness of people to uptake service and Linkage of community outreach with other GF projects (Malaria and TB outreaches) in the communities.
Within the project, WODECO’s staff conducted community outreaches in markets and religious houses, conducted appropriate referrals to Health Facilities and also carried out community sensitisation, report writing and documentation.
As a member of Publish What You Pay, WODECO took part in NEITI Civil Society Organisation Training in South West to sensitize the civil society on how to promote transparency in extractive industries.