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The Center for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization promoting better healthcare outcomes for all Nigerians through the creation of strong and sustainable health systems. Evolving from Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), CIHP has supported family-focused comprehensive high-quality, HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities in Nigeria since 2010.
The comprehensive HIV prevention services for PWID showcases key strategies, activities and inputs tailored to the context of the PWID sub-group. Implementation of these cascade of service package will lead to expected outputs such as increase in HIV case finding, increase in linkage to treatment, increase in retention to the care and treatment, increase in suppression, decrease in blood borne infection such as HIV and hepatitis B and C, reduction in gender-based violence and increase involvement of PWID CSOs in their program. The overall impact of the Harm Reduction Intervention program on the grant is to minimize the incidence and mortality associated with HIV and hepatitis B and C infection among the PWID populations
The broadened scope of the objectives of CIHP with funding from FHI360 has created the need for collaboration with PWID Community Based Organizations (CBOs) since they are part of the larger Community based structures. We seek partnership to work with reputable and experienced Key Population CBOs who has the capacity in providing Community based Harm Reduction Intervention. It is expected that selected CBOs will deliver high quality services to the identified beneficiaries.
Scope of Grant Intervention
The funding period is a 21- month grant subject to excellent performance and availability of funding. Activities will be implemented in the 9 LGAs of Ibeju-Lekki, Eti-Osa, Amuwo-Odofin, Ifako-Ijaye, Alimosho, Mushin, Oshodi-Isolo, Epe and Ikeja, in Lagos State. This process is competitive and open to CBOs with presence and operations in the mentioned LGA. Prior experience of implementation of similar or related activities is required.
Please note that CBOs with a record of fraud or failure to account for resources from any funding agency need not apply and shall be immediately disqualified at any stage of the application process or during program implementation, when information to that effect is obtained. Any kind of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
Focus areas for implementation:
a. Key Population
• Primary target population: Persons Who Inject Drug (PWID).
• Secondary population: Evidence of work done with Key Population members
Goals and Objectives of the Grant:
The Goal of Harm reduction Intervention in the National Aligned HIV/AIDS Initiatives (NAHI) Project is to reduce HIV infection among injection drug users by providing them a minimum package of harm reduction services with regards to NSP & management of opioid overdose with naloxone; to increase access to needle and syringes exchange program and other medically Assisted Therapy (MAT)
• To mobilize and involve PWID communities to participate in activities that lead to safer use and managed use.
• To increase the access of PWID to beneficial services that reduce spread of blood borne infections, including Hepatitis C, B and HIV
• To increase access to needle and syringes exchange program and other medically Assisted Therapy (MAT)
• To create an enabling legal, and service delivery environment that promotes harm reduction amongst PWIDs.
Scope of work includes but not limited to provision of Volunteers:
Who will be charged with:
• the day to day activities of distributing needles to the different bunks, injection sites and houses.
• HIV prevention services (condoms, lubricants, pre-exposure prophylaxis, post exposure prophylaxis)
• HIV Testing Service
• HIV treatment and care (ART, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV)
• Condoms and lubricants programmes for PIWD and their sexual partners
• Dissemination of Information, education and communication materials including use of social media platforms
• retrieval of all used needles to designated collection points for Outreach Coordinator’s pick up for final incineration.
• documentation and be engaged with other necessary services, which include attending to those with possible overdose, wounds, mental health and legal issues.
Applicants are expected to meet the following minimum qualifications:
1. CAC Registration.
2. Registration with Ministry of Health.
3. Office location should be within the community where services will be provided.
4. Demonstration of two (2) years of community level engagement with stakeholders relevant to the category for which funding is sought.
5. Submission of a suitability statement required along with application letter. This must not be more than two pages and should demonstrate;
• Experience working with the key population groups especially the PWID community
• Capacity of effective programming in HIV prevention, testing, treatment and retention of mobile and vulnerable populations
• Experience working with state/local government and other community networks/structures involved in programming for Key Population (KP) activities.
• Experience in providing harm reduction services such as Needle Sharing, counselling on drug demand reduction
• Experience in implementation of gender-based services in programs
6. References of previous and/on-going work with other Projects where applicable.
7. Demonstration of ability and experience in documenting and reporting program events.
Based on the duty requirements, expectations and objectives, volunteers will be engaged per CBO.
Volunteers funding will be monthly allowance each in line with National Aligned HIV/AIDS Initiatives (NAHI) grants policy, monthly stipend for mobility to sites/field and communication stipend for program related communications with other technical teams.
Interested Organizations should submit electronic copies of their proposal to the address below through this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 12 midnight on the 26th of July, 2022.
Applicants may not distribute copies of the proposal in response to this EOI to any other parties.
Any application submitted after deadline will not be reviewed by CIHP. More so, application that does not provide all of the information requested in this EOI may be eliminated from selection.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:
This document is a request for expression of interest only and in no way obligates CIHP to funding or contractual relation on grant