Health Advocacy Tribunal

In March 2020, CHAN organized an executive and legislative roundtable dialogues with Federal health agencies and National Assembly as part of her Advocacy for Resources mobilization for member institutions. Here, is the President of CHAN, Col. (Dr.) Andrew Otunifade Imogu (middle) on his right are Sir (Dr.) Joseph Fomwul, 1st Vice President, CHAN, Dr. Mrs. Ziporah Kpamor, 2nd Vice President, CHAN. 3rd from Right is Mr. Mike Idah Secretary General, CHAN with representatives of four CHAN Zones, NHIS and NPHCDA during the CHAN Advocacy Health Tribunal at Denis Hotel Abuja

ACHAP /IMA Provision of 10 Boreholes to Combat COVID-19

From the commencement of the project, it had 3 objectives summarized which are:
I. Provision of sustainable water supply to 10 MIs
II. Improvement of Infection Prevention and control measures in the 10 MIs
III. Provision of funds for purchase of relevant IPC supplies
ACHAP in the second phase of support to CHAN, provided CHAN the sum of $50,000 to provide 10 Boreholes for 10 facilities across Nigeria. The Process of provision had kickstarted.
Earliear in the year they supported CHAN towards mitigating the impact of Corvid ‘19
Worth US $27,500 (Twenty -Seven thousand, Five hundred United States Dollars was spent to support Community Mobilisation efforts for Active case identification, survelance and Guidance on home based care; Equip health facilities with medicines and supplies and to provide support for referrals from community to facility and to higher level facilities.
The MIs that Benefited includes

1. Hoares Memorial Hospital, Yaba , Lagos
2. Regina Mundi Catholic Hospital, Mushin, Lagos
3. BHUTH, Jos
4. Rufina Catholic Medical Centre, Iperu
St. Mary Catholic Hospital, Gwagwalada, FCT, Abuja
Between January 2021 and now the following have been achieved so far:

Provision of water
Nine (9) boreholes have been completed out of 10, the remaining ones is ongoing to be completed before the middle of June 2021 Each of the 10 MIs is got a drilled borehole with a motorized electric pump reticulated to a 3000 liters storage tank stationed on a 3m high metal stanchion.
Improvement of IPC practice in 10 MIs
10 stepdown trainings have been done for the benefitting facilities at their various facilities. Topics covered included: management and ways of preventing infection with focus on covid-19.
Provision of Funds for purchase of relevant IPC supplies.
200,000 two hundred thousand naira have been advanced to benefitting MIs respectively in the month of February for purchase of startup IPC supplies e.g. wash station buckets, Bin liners, hand sanitizers etc. to encourage facility improve on its IPC measures.
As at May 14, 2021 , 8 Boreholes were commissioned and handed over to their respective Management in all the zones of Nigeria.
MIs having challenges of Water are breathing a sigh of relief as CHAN ACHAP have commenced the process of solving that problem by the provision of mechanized boreholes within the next five months. MIs drawn from states like Abia, Benue, Kaduna, Ondo, Oyo, Taraba, and Imo shall benefit in the first instance.
Considering over 600 Facilities depending on CHAN, this is a far cry from the number of request for support from MIs across Nigeria. We are excited that these ten facilities got this boost.

Stigma and Discrimination Workshop for Religious Leaders at Akwanga

Phase two of Stigma and Discrimination. ACHAP have provided funding to the tune of $24,187.57
By January 2021 CHAN is training 50 HCW and 50 Religious Leaders and People living Positively drawn from 5 Central states in Nigeria including FCT using the S& D Training Manual CHAN developed for Nigeria in 2018/19.
Between 6-9th of April 2021, a 100 Religious leaders, Health Care Workers and Persons living Positively with HIV were engaged in a weeklong Dialogue/ Training of Trainers on ending Stigma and Discrimination using the Stigma and Discrimination Manual on HIV/AIDS produced by CHAN for the entire Country.
CHAN staff again in the third week of May 2021 embarked on a successful supervision and monitoring visits to all participants and facilities in five states including FCT to ensure that HIV/AIDS S&D work plan is mainstreamed by HCWs, clergy from Christian and Muslim Faith imbibe and promote practices mitigating HIV/AIDS S&D and finally PLPs also join in the ongoing campaign.

Novo Nordisk provision of IPC/PPE for MIs to Combat COVID-19

Novo Nordisk: Base of Pyramid Diabetes Care The Project aimed at: Making access to medicine affordable and available.To improve access to diabetic care for the working poor in low and middle income persons. Building capacity in health system and societies by training of HCPs. CHAN signed agreement with Novo Nordisk to train vitually Doctors and Nurses and Phamacist/Pharmacist technologist on Diabetic Treatment in Nigeria. A total of 133 persons participated in the First Training in October 2020 and During the World Diabetic day Another training was held for the Doctors/Nurses and pharmacist and 132 participants from CHAN MIs benefited. Novo Nordisk through CHAN provided IPC and PPC worth N7,592,280 to MIs in the four Zones of Nigeria to mitigate the impact of COVID 19 in Nigeria. Novo Nordisk is supporting CHAN Management and staff on monitoring visits to 18 states across the Federation of Nigeria and to mark Celebration of World Diabetic Day (November 14) in retrospect. CHAN again recently signed the contract for extension From January 2021 to June 2021 and to implement the following activities in May: • Hold a 1-day Diabetes Awareness and Screening in 10 MIs across the country. Provide 4 free new glucometers, 1000 testing Strips, Portion Plates and funds refreshment for the medical teams conducting the outreach • Share Diabetes Educational hand books, 1000 educational handbook in English is ongoing to improve the knowledge of the disease among the general population. The MIs from the West and North Central of Nigeria have benefited from this programme in greater proportion. The Support for this Phase is coming to an end by December 2020. There is ongoing dialogue and linkages by Novo Nordisk for other possible relationship with sister organizations. 15 CHAN Facilities received the following item respectively: 1. Face Mask 16 Packets 2. Surgical gloves 3 Parkets 3. Hand Sanitizers (500Ml) 22 bottles 4. Liquid Soap 20 litres (2) 5. Disinfectant (Bleach 3.5 Litters).


CHAN in collaboration with ACHAP, with funding support of UNAIDS are working on ending stigma and discrimination against Persons Living positively with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

To achieve UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets by diagnosing 95% of HIV positive individuals, provide antiretroviral therapy for 95% of those diagnose and achieve viral suppression for 95% of those treated by 2030, stigma and discrimination against PLPWHIV must be addressed and reduced to zero level.

As part of the ways to achieve zero stigma and discrimination is to have age-appropriate, science based and client-oriented messages on pediatric HIV against this act, which can be used for community education and awareness raising. To this end, CHAN established a Technical Working Group (TWG) made up of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), Health Care Workers, Christian and Muslim Faith representatives, Counselors, PLPWHIV- including adolescent and children. A 3-day workshop was organized to develop the IEC materials at Golden Dabis hotel, Keffi in Nasarawa State, with several levels of pre-testings.

Participants at the TWGs meeting on developing IEC materials at Golden Dabis Hotel, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

The coordinator of Operation Triple Zero (OTZ) support group for adolescents, Nasarawa State.

Children pretesting before the final productions