Championing girls’ education is critical in Cross River State

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As we drive through Calabar city towards the surrounding LGAs in early morning rush hour, we see many young girls tending around the household or in the streets selling goods and hoping to get a few Nairas to support their families and save for their school fees. Although there is a genuine strive to stay in school and complete secondary education, many students drop out due to various challenges, mainly poverty, as identified unanimously by the principals of government secondary schools’ visited by the FHI 360 team in the Calabar education zone. (more…)

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Blood Donation Drive: Give a Hand to those in Serious need of BLOOD

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Blood is something we all expect to be there for us when we need it, yet only 4% of us give blood. Support our campaign today and do something amazing… Give Blood

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Creating Wealth from Waste: Empowering the Vulnerable in Adamawa State

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Poor waste disposal by individuals, households, and organizations is gradually becoming the bane of many Nigerian communities. Roads and streets are littered with household, industrial, and medical wastes like glass, metal, plastic, and other non-biodegradable materials. The marketplace and other businesses are not left out as they too generate such wastes as corn cobs, vegetable wastes, packaging materials, paper, and fabrics. This situation is magnified by a non-functional public waste disposal system which continues to contribute to environmental degradation, increased disease burden, and poor living standards. (more…)

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Saving one life at a time: Two women – One Story

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Akwa Ibom is ranked second among the 12+ 1 states that contribute 70% of Nigeria’s mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT). In order to scale up prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in the state, the SIDHAS project supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) commenced the activation of 317 health facilities to provide PMTCT services in order to reach about 26, 301 pregnant women estimated to be HIV positive. (more…)

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