World Aids Day Outreach held on Thursday 30th November, 2017.
Distributing relief materials on World AIDS Day Outreach at the Kabusa IDP Camp, Kabusa, Abuja.
The World AIDS day is a day set aside all over the world to raise awareness on the disease called AIDS. We try to raise awareness and make sure people know of it and how real it is. So for this year, Envision Global Care Foundation travelled to the Kabusa IDP camp to do just this. Here is the report of the outreach.
Journalist Alliance for PMTCT in Nigeria (JAPiN)
To provide free HIV screening for Internally Displaced Persons , and enroll for HIV
treatment, where necessary
To provide relief materials for the Internally Displaced Persons,
To assess and create a data profile for the IDP camp,
To sensitize the IDPs on HIV/AIDS.
World Aids day outreach overview of activity: On 30 th of November, 2017, in partnership with SAYITNigeria and Journalist
Alliance for PMTCT in Nigeria (JAPiN), the Foundation visited the camp of the IDPs in Kabusa, Abuja. This
activity was carried out in commemoration of the World AIDS Day (1 st December).
The outreach activities conducted included:
Distributing relief materials.
Counseling: A sensitization was conducted, informing the IDPs of the importance of undergoing HIV
screening and being aware of their status. A SAYIT representative, Joy Hussaini, properly educated the
IDPs on HIV screening, its importance and how the activity will be conducted. She also informed the
participants of the time frame for the test which is a maximum of 10 minutes.
HIV screening: To conduct the screening, two booths were created to facilitate movement. The first
booth was created as the reception for tagging participants; the second booth was created to conduct
the screening. The second booth had 3 tables for the numerators, language interpreters, and
SAYITNigeria representatives. In that order, the participants gave their bio data with the assistance of
the numerators and language interpreters before screening. The bio data was designed for credibility
and accountability in terms of facts, evidence and consistency. It included the following:
4. State of origin
6. Status ( Orphaned, displaced or disabled)
7. Clinical notes and prescription.
The information on the data was used by the SAYIT representatives, who gave their remarks on the
status of the participants. It was also created to determine the different states that cohabit in the IDP
camp, as well as their age range.
Training session: A training session was conducted with the IDPs on HIV/AIDS, while the HIV screening
was ongoing. They were educated them on the following:
Meaning of HIV/AIDS
Mode of contact
Reasons for screening
The Internally Displaced Children were entertained with games and gifts. It was a huge turnout
for children under the age of 13. Dancing competitions were conducted for the children, as well as
singing competitions. This method was used in distributing relief materials, and
entertain while they awaited their turn for the ongoing screening.
Distributing relief materials
As a Humanitarian organization, it is the duty and responsibility of the
Foundation to provide relief materials for the IDPs as it is known that 70% of their needs is food. In
meeting this need, the Foundation aims at reducing the rate of hunger in our communities, as well as
improves the health care services. The Foundation provided raw food stuffs for the IDP camp. These
iv. Family planning commodities.
PERSONS REACHED: 1,650
IDPS Screened for HIV: 203
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