Goal: Improving service delivery and access to nutritional support for children and nursing mothers, while helping the youth and vulnerable population make informed and healthy decision on their mental, sexual and reproductive health and other public health related issues.
Overall Objective: Reduce mortality and morbidity of malnourished children, and strengthen Maternal and Infant Health Delivery services, help the young and vulnerable population make informed and healthy decision on their mental, sexual and reproductive health and other public health issues.
1. Malnutrition treatment programs and capacity-building for the prevention, detection, and management of malnutrition at health facilities and the household level for health workers and nursing mothers
2. Sensitization programs to increase community awareness on infant and young child feeding, COVID-19 Vaccination, Malaria, Tuberculosis etc.
3. Sensitization programs to ensure access to age-appropriate, comprehensive and scientifically accurate information and education.
4. Capacity Building Training on sexual and reproductive health for Community and religious leaders
5. Capacity strengthening programs on provision of quality, services related to sexuality and sexual and reproductive health and rights to vulnerable adolescents for health care professionals
6. Counselling and testing services for HIV, and other STIs. Distribution and promotion of condoms for safer sex, distribution of IEC materials providing evidence-based information about available methods of contraception
7. Strategic partnerships with associations of PWD, CSOs, CBOs, Faith-based organizations
8. Dialogue sessions on increased allocation for mental health, social awareness of mental health between, associations of people with living with disabilities, key health workers and government authorities
9. Training Capacity Building of local relevant stakeholder groups (Government agencies, health practitioners, community and religious leaders) about mental health to provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health services in community-based settings
10. Media awareness and campaigns to increase public knowledge and understanding to reduce stigmatization and discrimination against persons living with mental illness.
1. To prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity of malnourished children, and strengthen Maternal and Infant Health Delivery services and other public health related issues.
2. To sensitization programme on the knowledge, treatment, detection and prevention of malnutrition, COVID-19 Vaccination, Malaria prevention, Tuberculosis etc.
Expected Result: Malnourished Children O-5 years are provided with nutritional support medication, while nursing mothers, Community & religious leaders are adequately informed on benefits of infant and young child feeding on how to prevent, detect and manage malnutrition at the house-hold level and other public health related issues.
3. To provide access to information and services that enable young people to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
4. To increase access to Psycho-socio Counselling and mental health support services for young people.
Expected Results 3.1: Comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health services are provided for young people in communities of intervention
1. The youth and vulnerable population are provided access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and education.
2. Religious leaders and community leaders have adequate knowledge on sexual and reproductive health to enhance their knowledge and skills for providing comprehensive sexuality education and counselling.
3. The capacity and knowledge of health care professionals are strengthened to provide appropriate quality, services related to sexuality and sexual and reproductive health and rights to vulnerable adolescents
4. Key health workers and government authorities understand and promote education and social awareness of mental disorders and increased resource allocation for mental health
5. Public knowledge and understanding about mental health are increased reducing Stigmatization and discrimination due to mental health.
AYGF is implementing a World Bank project on Nutrition tagged Accelerating Nutrition in Nigeria-ANRiN. The objective of the project is to increase access and utilization of integrated, community-based Basic Package of Nutrition Service (BPNS) in half of Kogi and Niger State according to established and agreed targets (for quality and coverage) to reduce the level of malnutrition in States.
The priority areas that are key to improving nutritional status in the state under the AYGF ANRiN intervention include but are not limited to the following:
• Maternal Nutrition
• Infant and Young Child Feeding
• Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children under Five
• Micronutrient Deficiency Control
• Diet Related Non communicable Diseases
• Nutrition Information Systems