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Dr. Daniel Gobgab, Secretary General, of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria, discusses CHAN's mission to provide efficient health services by building the capacity of its member facilities. …

Dr. Daniel Gobgab, Secretary General, of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria, discusses CHAN's mission to provide efficient health services by building the capacity of its member facilities. CHAN members provide 40 percent of all health care in Nigeria and span the spectrum of health care facilities and clinics to medical training facilities. FBOs are often the only accessible care in rural areas. Dr. Gobgab describes CHAN's work to respond to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

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  • 1. 6/25/2014 1 FAITH COMMUNITIES AS BRIDGES OF SUPPORT FOR THOSE LIVING WITH HIV DR. DANIEL N. GOBGAB SECRETARY GENERAL CHRISTIAN HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CHAN) CHAN’s VISION, MISSION AND GOAL VISION Delivering wholistic, efficient and responsive healthcare for all people in Nigeria MISSION To provide efficient services by building the capacity of members and to collaborate with partners to improve the health for all in Nigeria GOAL Improve the health status of people in Nigeria, especially the most disadvantaged and the poor of the poorest, in fulfillment of Christ healing ministry. WHO ARE WE  500 healthcare facilities  Over 3000 other outlets by member intuitions (MIs) that are run by 20 different Church denominations  CHAN provides 40% of health care in all of Nigeria  36 different training institutions for Nursing, Laboratory, Community health and other allied health fields  Provide support to its MIs through:  capacity building, coordination of activities, Drug supply through CHANMedi-Pharm, lobbying and advocacy, public relations and translation of government policies into action in line with the teaching of the churches Two CDC - PMTCT Grants • Service Expansion and Early Detection for Sustainable HIV Care (SEEDS) – Centre for Clinical Care and Research Nigeria (CCCRN) , CDC Grant – Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi & Abia States • Sustainable HIV care and Treatment Action in Nigeria (SUSTAIN) – Catholic Caritas Foundation (CCFN), CDC Grant – Delta, Edo, Ugun, Ondo, Oshun & Oyo States PEPFAR Funding in 45 Sites • Counseled and tested over 450,000 • Reached over 60,000 Nigerians who had access to treatment services (Cumulative) with ARVs • Reached over 25,000 pregnant women • Placed over 5,000 positive women on treatment / receiving prophylaxis • Provided palliative care to over 300,000 PLHV • Reached over 50,000 OVCs
  • 2. 6/25/2014 2 PEPFAR Funding in 45 sites cont. • Increased attendance at ANC and post partum visits using TBAs/CBOs in the communities and 90% of clients counseled and tested for HIV • Trained, mentored or coached more than 3,500 technical staff • Prevention messages (abstinence and be faithful) to millions based on our faith Challenges • PMTCT- getting males as partners for couple counseling and support to their partners, an uphill task • Public sector recognising FBO referral of pregnant mothers especially for deliveries and HIV, TB, etc. services. • Insecurity – insurgency, kidnapping affected staff movement and implementation of activities. • There is still a lot of unmet need for HIV prevention, care and treatment in rural Nigeria – a ceiling is always put to the number we can take per facility and the rest referred. Lessons Learned • FBO facilities remain the only accessible point of health care for most rural communities • With adequate support, training and patient monitoring, Primary Health level facilities can provide most aspects of the continuum of care required for comprehensive HIV management • Successful creation of capacity and improved quality of HIV care had positive impact on health seeking behavior of communities and increased health service patronage in all areas, particularly maternal and child health. • Partnering closely with government and creatively partnering with other NGOs improves access to and quality of services Emir of Bali and his council members at the activation and community mobilization ceremony in Bali, Taraba State The wife of Taraba State Governor Hajia Hauwa Danbaba Suntai cutting the tape to activate HIV/AIDS Comprehensive services at UMCN RHP Hospital, Zing CHAN Zonal Coordinator explaining and demonstrating at community PMTCT mobilization in Taraba State.
  • 3. 6/25/2014 3 CONCLUSION WE CAN DO MUCH WITH YOUR SUPPORT TO REACH THE UNREACHED PEOPLE OF NIGERIA THANK YOU Dr. Daniel Gobgab Secretary General, CHAN dgobgab@channigeria.org

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