In late spring of 2017, Project HOPE deployed a team of health and nutrition experts to assess the immediate humanitarian and health needs in northeast Nigeria. Project HOPE has been working with Nigerian health authorities to identify how to quickly enhance the capacity of the health system in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state; the population of which has more than doubled due to the influx of people seeking refuge from the militant group Boko Haram.
In 2016 Project HOPE began a year-long program aimed at building capacities of public health professionals and nurses on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).
In 2014 Project HOPE became involved with a five-year initiative to improve the quality of lives of children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV & AIDS and their families in Cross River and Ebonyi States. The program seeks to better organize and coordinate existing structures and systems that offer care and services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) by providing hands-on technical assistance. Other key components of the program include improving access of OVC households to savings and loans and setting up mechanisms for reporting of child abuse, violence, coercion and assault.
Project HOPE has been improving health outcomes in Nigeria since 2012 when medical volunteers provided health care services and education to hard-to-reach communities in Nigeria as part of Africa Partnership Station 2012, a joint humanitarian mission with the United States Navy in the Fall of 2012.
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