LOPIN 2 Project
On July 22, 2014, Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE) was authorized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria to implement the Local Partners Initiative for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) [LOPIN] in Region 2 which included Anambra and Imo State, the agreement was scaled up to two more states Akwa-Ibom and Rivers States.
LOPIN 2 Project aimed at mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS and other forms of vulnerability on children and their households. It is designed to model inclusiveness in programming for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria in accordance with the National Priority Agenda.
The project goal is to improve the quality of life of at least 340,000 VC from 68,000 households in Awka Ibom, Anambra, Imo, and Rivers State within 5 years. WEWE – LOPIN 2 proposes Nine (9) strategic approaches which are: (i) OVC Service Delivery, (ii) Quality Improvement Science, (iii) System Strengthening, (iv) Public – Public Partnerships (PPP), (v) HIV Prevention (vi) Gender Consideration, (vii) Operational Research, (ix) Linkages to Treatment, Care and Support.
WEWE through LOPIN 2 is building the capacity of Nigerian community based organisations and mobilizing communities to improve accessibility and quality of services for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS across 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Imo, Akwa-Ibom and Rivers States using National Services Standard.
The project has reached 55,286 (22943 male and 32 342 female) OVC with needed services including education, protection, healthcare, food and nutrition, psychosocial care, shelter and economic strengthening in four states, Anambra, Imo, Akwa Ibom and Rivers.
Number People reached on LOPIN -2.
38975 VC reached; 12518 caregivers reached;
HIV prevention Messaged; 1653
Economic strengthening; 1540
Food and Nutritional services; 28749
Shelter and care; 2615
Other health services and 30708
Psychosocial supports. 21064
Positive Action Children Fund (PACF) Project.
Increasing Access to PMTCT Using Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) and Community Healthcare Workers (CHEWs) is £112,500 (N 43,312,500) project funded by United Kingdom ViiV Health Care Positive Action Children Fund (PACF).
The project aim is to provide Prevention to Mother To Children Transmission (PMTCT) education and referrals to 750 women of child bearing age in 20 communities; increase access to and utilization of Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and other HIV prevention services available at the Local Government and Community level. A total number of 2000 pregnant women and girls of reproductive age have been reached with HTC and PMTCT education.