Health Initiative for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) registered in October 2007 with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. It supports Public Health, Safety Intervention, HIV/AIDS related services including OVC comprehensive services, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS Project (PMTCT) as well as behaviour change and demand creation.
In the past 8 years through our partnership with Nigeria Ministry of Defence (NMoD) and United States Department of Defence Walter Reed Program-Nigeria (USDoD WRP-N), we have been utilizing the extensive military health infrastructure across the country and skilled health professionals to establish free and comprehensive HIV care and prevention services for the benefit of all Nigerians.We are currently working with NMoD providing and managing over 130 health care workers to strengthen services across 24 NMoD program sites. This invaluable partnership has the objective of strengthening HIV/AIDS prevention, counselling, testing/diagnosis, treatment, training and quality health care service delivery . So far, over 220,000 beneficiaries have been tested and counselled for HIV and about 25,000 people have been placed on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).
HIFASS is involved in conducting health survey, monitoring and evaluation, site coordination, clinical services, administration, laboratory and research services. We also provides clinical laboratory management training for laboratory scientists and technicians in Nigeria as well as regular trainings on basic HIV management, counselling and testing.
Our PRIMARY TARGETS are
- Military Personnel and Civilians around military formations
- Most At Risk Persons (MARPs)
- Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
- Pregnant Women
- Rural Households