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Organization Contact Information

Name: Association for Reproductive and Family Health
Street 1: Millennium Builders Plaza, Block C, 1st Floor. Plot 251 Cadastral Zone
Street 2: Adjacent NNPC Towers, Herbert Macaulay Way, Central District Area
City: Abuja
Province:
Post Code:
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +234-8033971908
Email: arfh@skannet.com.ng,arfh1989@fastmail.fm,info@arfh.org
Web Site: http://www.arfh-ng.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof
First Name: Oladapo
Last Name: Ladipo
Title: President/CEO
Email: oaladipo@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +234-8033971908

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Queen
Last Name: Ogbuji
Title: Coordinator
Email: ogbuji_oqueen@yahoo.com
Phone: +2348034303042

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is an indigenous Non-governmental organization (NGO), established in 1989 and registered in 1991. The mission is to initiate, implement and promote, in partnership with Government and other organizations, sustainable sexual and reproductive and family health and other contemporary public health information and services for adult and youths.
ARFH, as the Principal recipient of the Global Fund TB grant, has continued in the noble fight to reduce the burden of tuberculosis in Nigeria to levels where it ceases to be a Public Health issue. The Global fund TB grant is aimed at supporting the National TB and Leprosy control Programme to achieve the following objectives:

1. To strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control program (NTBLCP)
2. To promote behavior change in the community
3. To improve the timely detection and quality treatment of TB cases
4. To reduce the incidence of TB among PLWHIV

Against this backdrop, ARFH through the Global Fund has supported high level advocacy strategies to mobilize political commitment and adequate financial support in order to improve quality of TB services. Also, by strengthening the capacity of health workers and ensuring adequate and prompt supply and distribution of high-quality anti-TB drugs, ARFH has supported the program to develop a platform on which adequate and appropriate TB treatment can be fully established.

Tuberculosis has emerged as a national priority and a public health concern hence the need for a collective and multi-sectoral approach through more intensive Public-Private efforts to mitigate the impact. In light of this, ARFH has scaled up collaboration with stakeholders like Friends of Africa, Globacom, oil companies, banks etc to mobilize the much needed resources to improve equity of access to TB services particularly in the hard to reach and consequently under-served areas.

ARFH as the Principal Recipient of the GF grant has c
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Nigeria
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
ARFH through the Global Fund has supported high level advocacy strategies to mobilize political commitment and adequate financial support in order to improve quality of TB services. Also, by strengthening the capacity of health workers and ensuring adequate and prompt supply and distribution of high-quality anti-TB drugs, ARFH has supported the program to develop a platform on which adequate and appropriate TB treatment can be fully established.

ARFH has scaled up collaboration with stakeholders like Friends of Africa, Globacom, oil companies, banks etc to mobilize the much needed resources to improve equity of access to TB services particularly in the hard to reach and consequently under-served areas.

ARFH as the Principal Recipient of the GF grant has continued to provide cutting-edge oversight function to all sub-recipients of the grant. This has improved the management and coordinating systems of the national Program as reflected in the marked improvement of our rating on the GF grant.

Community TB Care has been explored in different parts (e.g. Ethiopia and Kenya) of the world and with remarkable results. ARFH-Global Fund supported Community TB program hopes to replicate this success in Nigeria. Presently, the CTBC program has coverage in 24 states, 240 LGAs and 720 communities/wards of the federation. A total of 4500 Community Volunteers have been trained to create awareness, trace defaulters, identify and refer suspects for TB services and care.

 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Nigeria

Specializations

Advocacy
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Nigeria

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Advocacy strategies at the state level in particular to mobilize political commitment. Some of the states are now providing counterpart funding to support the TB Control program. Regular training of health care providers within the program to enable new skill acquisition and further enhance staff capacity on the job.

TB-HIV:
ARFH has advocated for improved collaboration between the two programs and this has improved the referral and management of TB/HIV co-infected patients.

New TB Drugs:
Significant improvement in the supply of TB drugs to Service Delivery Points (SDPs) has markedly mitigated the occurrence of stock outs across the country. A dynamic LMIS tool (Pick n Pack) has been developed to further strenghten PSM in the country.
• Robust supportive supervision and mentoring to SDPs is encouraging the use of basic inventory tools for data collection and collation. It is also helping to build their skill in data analysis.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 20, 2012
Last updated: September 24, 2013