HIV Self-Testing Africa Initiative
With funding from JHPIEGO Corporation, we are conducting HIV self-testing and linkage to care and treatment in Rivers State on the HIV Self-Testing Africa Initiative project. Here, we are distributing 18,000 self-test kits in 5 hard-to-reach, high-priority LGAs in Rivers state, catalyzing HIVST adoption, availability, and use in Nigeria working with state governments, donors, and key stakeholders. On this project, we utilize a multi-pronged strategy to distribute the HIVST kits to high-priority populations like key populations, high-risk men, etc., including but not limited to targeted community distribution (leveraging on our web-based GIS platform), index client distribution, amongst others.
The purpose of our humanitarian action is to protect life and improve public health and we ensure excellence and dignity of the life of our participants, and all involved in our community of practice.
Our actions and activities are carried out based on need alone, giving priority to the most urgent cases of distress and making no distinctions based on nationality, race, gender, religious belief, class, or political opinions. We provide an inclusive platform for all without taking side.
We do not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious, or ideological nature. We remain resolute and unbiased in our approach to work.
We are autonomous from the political, economic, military, or other objectives that any actor may hold regarding areas where our activities are being implemented. We maintain quality standards in maintaining our nonalignment stance.