CHEERS TRAINS COMMUNITY AND HEALTH FACILITY VOULUNTEERS ON PMTCT

In order to tackle the challenges hampering on the achievement of the elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria by 2015 and beyond, the need arose to increase synergy among stakeholders and scale up interventions focused on PMTCT in Nigeria. This informed CHEERS engagement in a training project within the two mapped out communities of work; Bwari Area Council, FCT and Lafia LGA, Nassarawa State.

Topics/Training Modules covered:

PMTCT * Introduction to HIV/AIDS * Overview of HIV Prevention in Mothers, Infants, and Young Children * Specific Interventions to Prevent MTCT of HIV * HIV Testing and Counselling for PMTCT * Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV Infection * Linkages to Clinical and Social Care and Support for Mothers and Families with HIV Infection * Stigma and Discrimination Related to MTCT of HIV * Safety and Supportive Care in the Work Environment * PMTCT Program Monitoring.

HCT

* HIV/AIDS and Commonly Related Conditions * HIV Prevention, Care, and Support * HIV Testing * Approaches of HCT * Introduction to Counselling * Counselling Using the HCT Protocol * Counselling in Other HCT Approaches * The mapping procedures was taught and carried out on the final day of the training. * The overall result of this training is expected to ultimately contribute to the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in these communities and Nigeria as a whole.

WELCOME TO CHEERS

Centre for Health, Education, Economic, Rehabilitation and Social Security is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which was established in September 2006, with the aim of ensuring that the marginalized and vulnerable categories of people in the rural communities gain access to the fundamental rights of life such as Health Care, Education, Economic Rehabilitation, Social Security & Safe Water...

HEALTH

We are currently intervening in 3 major areas;

  • HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) both  static and mobile outreach. 
  • HIV/ AIDS community awareness creation
  • Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV/ AIDS (PMTCT). 

OVC

CHEERS have been providing OVC in our care with nutritional and psychological support. However, the target has not been on OVC alone but inclusive of street children, orphanage homes and other vulnerable children.

EDUCATION

Over the years, CHEERS has been supporting OVC education in Government Primary and Secondary schools in Igu community by providing scholarships and scholastic materials to OVC as well as school visits

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

CHEERS  has been working in Enugu, Plateau, Nasarawa and the FCT Abuja since 2007 helping to provide functional literacy, non-formal basic education and healthcare services to women and teenage girls. Some of the teenage girls were school dropouts while others never had the privilege of attending a school.

OUR VISION, MISSION AND GOAL

VISION

A Nigeria where communities are enlightened, healthy and free of poverty.

MISSION

To improve the quality of lives of vulnerable groups in Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment.

GOAL

To contribute to increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment.

CHEERS ACTIVITIES

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SOCIAL SECURITY

CHEERS has been working in Enugu, Plateau, Nasarawa and the FCT Abuja since 2007 helping to provide functional literacy, non-formal basic education and healthcare services to women and teenage girls. Some of the teenage girls were school dropouts while others never had the privilege of attending a school. It was observed that this group was exposed to such vulnerabilities as HIV/ STI infections, early marriages, early pregnancies, rape and other forms of abuse.

TESTIMONIALS

CHEERS is doing several commendable activities to positively affect the life of citizens of Nigeria. Keep on doing the good job.
- Jawolusi Seun Solomon, Engineer
I was so amazed with the gestures displayed by CHEERS during the just-concluded CBHI (Community Based Health Insurance) Programme in my town. Thanks to CHEERS.
- Tayo, Student