Posts Categorized: Nigeria

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

Video: “China, Be Generous,” Say Nigerian Advocates

Advocates in Nigeria want China to do its fair share on fighting global AIDS. To get their message across to the world’s second largest economic superpower, they produced a heartfelt video appeal as part of AHF’s global Fund the Fund campaign. China is the world’s second largest economy, but it donates very little money to…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF Brings Lifesaving Treatment to Two More Sites in Nigeria

Two new medical treatment facilities were officially unveiled in Nigeria in late February. AHF Nigeria, in partnership with the Benue State Ministry of Health and Benue State AIDS Control Agency, collaborated on the project. The initiative is a contribution to Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS response and a part of AHF’s “20×20” campaign, which strives to have 20…

AHF Nigeria Turns 5, Hits 1 Million HIV Tests Milestone

AHF Nigeria hit a milestone in December 2016 of providing free rapid HIV tests to 1 million Nigerians over five years. This outstanding accomplishment comes on the heels of the just-concluded 2016 World AIDS Day commemoration and coincides with the country program’s fifth anniversary.    As of Dec. 1, 2016, a total of 1,008,752 persons…

Knockout HIV, Nigeria! Get Tested

In April 2016, AHF Nigeria launched the “Knock out HIV” campaign to promote HIV testing to communities in Abuja, Anambra, Benue, Cross River, and Nasarawa. To encourage more people to get tested, AHF’s campaign offered a number of other important medical services, including blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose testing, malaria testing, and treatment for other…

Nigeria Makes AIDS Anti-Discrimination Law Accessible to All!

As part of AHF’s innovative approach to the HIV/AIDS response, AHF Nigeria, in a dynamic partnership with the federal government of Nigeria and UNAIDS, developed a simplified format of the original HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination law, passed in 2014. The law resulted from nine years of relentless advocacy for legislation protecting the rights and dignity of people…

AHF Presence at Abuja + 12 Summit Helps Unite African Nations Against Diseases

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) at the Abuja + 12 Summit in Nigeria in mid-July hosted a symposium and march to rally the African Union member states – several of which receive medical support from AHF – around closing gaps that lead to infections and deaths from HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria  From July 12-16, representatives…