ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE ON THE SALVATION ARMY HIV AND AIDS PROGRAMME
|Name||The Salvation Army Nigeria Territory|
|Contact Person||Lt.Colonel Gabriel Olu. Adepoju – Secretary for Programmes|
|Registered Address||The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters
6, Shipeolu Street,
|Communication Address||PO Box 3025, Shomolu, Lagos|
|Telephone||08022906023, 08131063112, 08088337286, 08039459813|
|Founder||General William Booth (in the UK, 1865)|
|Year of Establishment||1920 in Nigeria|
|Registration No||33 (CAC)|
|Mission||Motivated by the love of God and the life and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ we seek to provide people of all ages with compassionate, practical, holistic care at their point of critical need, respecting their dignity and worth, and with an understanding of their physical, psychological, material, social, and spiritual needs without discrimination.|
|Objectives||To identify and promote the prevention, resolution, and alleviation of social problems
To increase HIV and AIDS awareness among youth, community/religious groups and Most at Risk Population (MARP)
To reduce stigma and discrimination among religious groups and work place towards People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
To provide care & support for People Living with HIV & Vulnerable Children.
To create increased demand for HIV Counselling & Testing (HCT) in Nigeria (including using mobile HCT).
WHAT WE DO
- Awareness Campaign & Rallies
- Advocacy to the policy makers
- HIV Counselling & Testing
- Training/Capacity building on HIV response and related issues
- Life Skill Facilitation to promote sexual abstinence among youth and faithfulness for couples, Community Facilitation to promote HIV awareness and Prevention
- Campaign against Stigma and Discrimination
- Care and Support for People Living With HIV and Vulnerable Children
- Monitoring & Evaluation
Since 1991, The Salvation Army in Nigeria has worked to decrease the impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic in Lagos and sub-regional centers throughout the country. With the support of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), we carried out an enlightenment program in Nigerian communities from 1993 to 1996.
In 1993, we opened a notable HIV and AIDS Action and Resource Centre in Lagos State to provide HIV counseling, education and information to general public and PLHIV. The counselors provided HIV counseling to blood donors at General Hospital Lagos. Between 1999 and 2001, The Salvation Army in collaboration with UNAIDS, Hope Worldwide and Enda Sante designed a methodology for capacity building approach; a community response to HIV and AIDS in West and Central Africa.
In 2001 The Salvation Army in collaboration with Family Health International Nigeria/GHAIN established the first stand-alone HIV Counseling and Testing centre in Nigeria at 11 Odunlami Street CMS Lagos.
In 2001 and 2002, The Salvation Army was sponsored by Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) to carry out awareness campaign and rallies at Ikorodu, Kosofe, Shomolu and ketu Local Government Areas of Lagos State. In 2005, The National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA), with funding support from the World Bank we created demand for HCT and psychosocial support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in communities across the states where The Salvation Army is present.
We promote abstinence among the youths through peer education and life skill materials. Furthermore, the programme through faithfulness facilitation reached out to youth influencers which include teachers parents and cohabiting couples ;with funds from USAIDS through Food for the Hungry (FH) in 2006
In carrying out an integrated community responses across Lagos and other regions in the country respectively The Salvation Army has received support from Tearfund Nigeria and Digni (Norway) and therefore our experiences has span from delivering comprehensive HCT services, Be Faithful programmes for couples, Abstinence for youth, Human Capacity development, and awareness creation on HIV/AIDS, Care & Support for PLHIV. We are constantly building a reputation for national figure for HCT and other HIV and AIDS related services.
From 2013 The Salvation Army has been working with the support from AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) in the area of HIV counseling and testing, for the general population and Mother-to-child transmission services in Ikorodu and Mushin Local Government Areas and in Ibarapa Central and North Local Government Areas of Oyo state.
In 2014, The Salvation Army, Nigeria in agreement with Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) in United States of America to give care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS, to facilitate Be-faithful programmes to married individuals and conducts Abstinence programme to youth. And also to counsel and test community individuals in Lagos State.
The Salvation Army, Nigeria got support from The Salvation Army, Norway, United Bible Society and Bible Society, Nigeria to train community members on stigmatization and discrimination in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun states; using the strategy of the Biblical story of Good Samaritan in 2014.
|HIV/AIDS counseling action resource for blood donors and PLHIV||1991-1993||14,400 blood donors counseled|
|HIV/AIDS enlightenment program in Nigerian communities||1993-1996||35,000 people reached|
|Methodology for capacity building approach in response to HIV/AIDS||1999-2001||16,250 people reached|
|HIV Counseling and Testing||2001-2009||90,230|
|Creation for demand for HCT for artisans and capacity building||2005-2010||60,000|
|Be faithful programs for youth and couples||2006-2008||2,800|
|HIV/AIDS Orientation on a frontier||2007-2012||12,850|
|Integrated HIV/AIDS community based response through Abstinence/Befaithful and HVCT||2008-2013||49,008|
|Implementation of Qualitative HIV/AIDS prevention programme in Lagos & Oyo State||Aug 2013-date||PMTCT 19,000
|Good Samaritan||2014-till date||420 people reached|
|Community HIV and Integrated Response in Lagos State||June 2014- Sept 2015||11,482|
In December 2009, The Salvation Army Nigeria received a Merit award of Excellence from Family Health International (FHI) under Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN) for contributing to FHI/GHAIN achieving their goal and objectives on HCT in Nigeria from 2001 – 2010.
Capacity building for community Members on soap making
Training of Church Leaders on Stigmatization and Discrimination
General Information Service on HIV/AIDS before HIV counselling and testing to the pregnant women in their mission home (PMTCT)
Good Samaritan training
HIV Counselling by one of our Youth Officers after training.
Community Mobilization/sensitization for HIV counselling and testing
Checking of blood pressure during one of our out reaches programmes