AHIP has partnered with National and State government such as:
Federal Ministry of Health: AHIP as an NGO have been selected by the Federal Ministry of Health to serve on the National Committee for Health Promotion in Nigeria. Working group policy development on Adolescent and Young People Health and Development. Working Group on National Reproductive Health Policy and Strategies.
AHIP has successfully partnered with the States Ministries of Health (Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Benue, Kano) to refurbish and equip clinics, especially mother and child health care centres. Some health personnel have been trained to operate clients’ centred facilities in the states. The ministry also provides professionals as facilitators on reproductive health in all the trainings for religious leaders and traditional ruler
Directorate for local governments and Chieftaincy Affairs: Working with this directorate help made working with the traditional leaders a reality. It got us close to the Emirate councils in the various states and gave us access to traditional leaders at the different levels (wards, district/villages and emirates)
Ministry of Education: AHIP collaborated with the ministry to integrate the National Family Life and HIV/AIDS education into school’s curriculum in Kano and Jigawa, also collaborated with them in the various states to select and train principal of school.
Ministry of Health: AHIP have successfully partnered with the various states ministries of health to refurbish and equip clinics, especially mother and child health centres. Some health personnel have also been training to operate clients’ centered facility in the states. The ministry also provide professionals who the facilitators on reproductive health in all the trainings for religious leaders and traditional rulers
Ministry Of Women Affairs and Ministry of Information, Youth and social Development: these ministries are involved in all programs for young people and women which the organization have implemented to date. For instance, the ministries provided the venues and instructors for training female and male peer health educators and vocational skills.
Past and Present Partnership for Program Implementation
International Women Health Coalition (IWHC) has funded some of AHIP’s advocacy work for 6 years (1998 – 2004). The support was to strengthen AHIP’s work to meet its goal of improving young people’s access to reproductive and sexual health information and to provide youth development activities focusing on health, social and economic issues. Of particular importance is AHIP’s advocacy and educational work with religious and traditional leaders, government officials and influential individuals in selected states to become informed supporters of, and advocates for adolescent sexuality and reproductive health (ASRH) in northern Nigerian.
Pathfinder International: Mentored and built the AHIP capacity for a successful organizational change and performance. The Organizational Development that took place between 1995 and 2005 developed AHIP organizational structures and processes that influence worker behavior and motivation. It helped the AHIP organizational learning, knowledge management and transformation of organizational norms and values. It set the organizational climate, organizational culture, and organizational strategies on how the organization identifies problems, plans action, negotiates change and evaluates progress.
THE FORD FOUNDATION: The Ford foundation has support AHIP to tackle socio-cultural and economic barrier to wholesome reproductive health of young people and women in northern Nigeria. By build impactful partnerships with government, CSOs, community based groups, Faith-based organization, civic and political leaders, traditional leaders, religious leaders, media, and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen service delivery and creating enabling environment for integrated services, and empowering young people and women. The foundation also supports the work of AHIP in the areas of Integrating Sexuality Education in schools curriculum, promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, working to combat gender based violence and promote gender justice in and out of schools. Providing information to young people and women. Promoting sports for development and using edutainment to promote sensitive and difficult issues.
MacArthur Foundation: Supported AHIP projects that worked to increase awareness on adolescent health; expand knowledge and provide information on sexuality, reproductive health and rights; provide comprehensive youth friendly services; guidance and counselling services for young people in and out of school; develop integrated skills development program in AHIP vocational training centre; developing young people and to serve as outreach peers educators; Facilitate learning on sexuality education in 150 schools in the three states. AHIP youth friendly centre provide health services for treatment of minor health, STDs, counselling for Psychological and emotional problems; promoted adolescent sexuality and health programs; build capacity of leaders to promote Reproductive Health in Northern Nigeria.
OXFAM Novib: The gap identified in the implementation of RH services in Northern Nigeria since the year 2001 informed the decision of AHIP to organize and sponsor the reproductive health leadership training for RH leaders in 12 northern these states (Kano, Kaduna, Katsina Bauchi, Jigawa, Benue, Gombe, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara) to enhance knowledge and skills in effective leadership roles and styles in promoting positive reproductive health practices, gender equity and making motherhood safer. The trainings were conducted by qualified and experienced network trainers/consultants and AHIP trained trainers. Action plans were developed during the training as guide to implement a culturally and religious sensitive RH interventions with people in the various states.
In 2005, Oxfam Novib/David and Lucile Packard Foundation supported the Leaders for Reproductive Health which aimed at improving the reproductive health situations in Northern Nigeria especially among women and young people; creating an enabling environment for actors in RH/FP program; and providing services in hard to reach areas through leadership consensus building, forming and mentoring groups, providing reproductive health service and integrated leadership development program. The leadership project involves selecting leaders from “all walks of life”, equipping them with reproductive health knowledge, develop their leadership skills, sensitize them on RH/FP and encourage them to form groups and become advocates for RH of women, young people and the family. This strategy was aimed at developing leaders who will promote positive reproductive health in the society. The Leader in RH training started 4 years ago in 2001 and has reached 12 states to date, namely Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Yobe and Borno. Another objective of this project was to integrate reproductive health service delivery through establishment of model health centers for comprehensive primary health care targeting families in hard to reach areas.
The Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Service Delivery in
Northern Nigeria, a 3 year European Commission/Oxfam Novib supported project which commenced in 2006, aimed at expanding the scope and coverage of an integrated youth sexuality education, reproductive health services through leadership consensus building, service delivery and the appropriation of effective and emerging strategies. The project will focus on 10 states of Northern Nigeria. The target groups include young people both in and out-of-school, women of reproductive age and men, leaders from Governmental and NGOs, media practitioners, traditional and religious leaders, health providers, faith and community based organizations and Non Formal Structures. Key strategies in this project include service delivery through establishment and/or upgrading/improving of community-based Reproductive Health clinics(some of which already exist), training and education of key actors, community outreaches through mobilizations, advocacy and sports, IEC & BCC, community organizing, networking, tri-media (radio, television and print) campaign and People living with HIV/AIDS.
AHIP/COMPASS: AHIP in partnership with COMPASS have carried out some projects together in COMPASS selected states. Improving the health status and quality of education of over 20 million Nigerians through a wide Variety of interventions which included: improving quality of basic education; expand the scope of Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP) and Child Survival programs
SOUTH_SOUTH Initiative: AHIP was part of a meeting which brought together NGO working on Health and Education in West Africa where a south-south cooperation was born. NGOs from this meeting agreed to work together and share experience within the West Africa Region.
Visionary Leadership Program (VLP): was first launched on the 8th of July, 2003 and was a product of the South-South initiative. AHIP was the anchor institution for the Visionary Leadership Program in Nigeria. The VLP is a program of a consortium of three international organizations. The Partners in Population and Development, International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP) and Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS), supported by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. VLP develops leaders and their leadership competencies incrementally through a cost effective South-South Advanced Leadership Training, Mentoring and Exposure Program. VLP also builds capacity for leadership development by creating a learning network of national leadership programs as well as networking influential mentors to reinforce the process of leadership development of participants of the program;
AHIP worked with the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Nigeria to develop the country’s Global Fund Round 8 Proposals for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. AHIP was also selected as a Sub Recipient of the global funds in Nigeria.
VSO: The link with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) got the organization to host a global exchange involving young people from Nigeria and the United Kingdom with 2 volunteers placed in AHIP
AHIP, ENHANCE, NAPTIP and USAID. Collaborated in hosting a forum, which used the findings of studies and conferences report on the almajiri system to highlight the problems of almajiris (street children). It looked at ways to identify streets and tsangaya schools and work in phases to integrate western education and LSS into their system and ways to integrate issues of basic hygiene, HIV/AIDS, life skills and reproductive health issues to conform to the Islamic teachings; strategies of reducing/stopping begging, trafficking and use of almajiris as instrument of sex worker and street hawking and identify training needs for stakeholders on the dangers of child begging in Islam.
PEACED PROJECT: Funded by GCERF. The project is aimed at engaging communities to strengthen the ability of their population to resist conflict, prevent, and respond to communal issues before it escalates, by addressing community need, through advocacy, collaboration, inter-faith engagement, solidarity among civil society, political leader, creative development strategy to provide social education and reintegration of young people back into formal school, develop livelihood skills, counsel for better mental health of young people and women. The project is implemented in Plateau and Nassarawa State.
VOICE 4 CHANGE: Partnered on the DFID-Voices for change program working with young men and women in post-secondary institutions to build their confidence through safe space facilitation and other mentoring activities in order to challenge discriminatory social norms and uphold the principles of gender justice. AHIP has worked with young people in realizing the aim of creating enabling environment for adolescent girls and women in Nigeria.
IPAS: Supports AHIP to do policy advocacy and pursue the adaptation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in Kano State. To project hold meetings, formed a coalition of civil CSOs, CBOs, Media, Judiciary, law enforcement agencies, relevant Ministries, and built the capacity of the coalition members in legislative advocacy.
AmplifyChange: Work to reduce Gender Based Violence especially rape due to being powerless and voiceless. Partnering with networks and other-stakeholders. Build capacity, strengthen partners to promote laws that will address rape and other GBV in 2 states. Baseline gathering current situation events-and trends, Develop capacity at various levels and tools; develop campaigns & services for survivors; and using multimedia.