FUNDERS: Global Fund


DURATION: 2021 – 2023

Implementing State: Ebonyi

Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a subrecipient (SR) to Family Health International (FHI360) on the National Aligned HIV/AIDS Initiative (NAHI) Project with grant name as NGA-H-FHI360 and GA number 1971. NAHI is a 3-year (Jan 01st 2021 – Dec 31st 2023) Global Fund supported project, with a total budget of $290, 478, 305. The Vision of this Grant is to align with GoN, PEPFAR and other partners in ensuring that Nigeria pushes towards epidemic control, first to attain the 90-90-90 UNAIDS previous targets and move towards the 2030 UNAIDS Goal of 95-95-95. The overarching goal of NAHI grant is to reduce the incidence of new HIV infections, mortality and morbidity due to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (including key and vulnerable populations).

The NAHI project will focus on providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care & Treatment Services for both general population, key population and the pregnant women. Specifically, the NAHI project will also focus on key interventions for Adolescent girls and young women with the hope of providing tailored HIV/AIDS services the age bracket.

The expected deliverable of the NAHI project in Ebonyi state is to sustain the roadmap towards epidemic control and decrease unmet treatment needs in the state.

Period: 2021 -2022        

Partner/Funder: PEPFAR/CDC

Implementation State: DELTA


ECEWS in collaboration with Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria – Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CCFN), provides comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program for Key Population.

ECEWS has conducted trainings on Integrated HIV Care and treatment and PrEP service provision for 21 OSS staff and Government officials, conducted trainings on Gender and sexual diversity and violence prevention towards KPs in Delta and Inauguration of Delta State Violence response team for KPs.



Period: 2017 – 2019


36,018 persons being sensitized and screened for Tuberculosis (TB), out of which 9,510 Presumptive TB cases were identified and their sputum samples tested using GeneXpert, 797 persons tested positive to MTB and were linked to treatment.


 Community Mobilization in Akamkpa LGA, Cross River state


Implementing States: Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, Enugu, Imo, Abia & Ebonyi

Period: 2017 – 2023


The key intervention on this Project was HIV, TB, SRHR & KP. 883,307 individuals were provided with HIV Testing services from which 13,358 HIV positive individual were identified. 14,079 Clients were newly enrolled into Care and 13,981 individuals (99%) were newly initiated on ART within the year.

50,783 Clients accessed Viral load service, 32,733 viral load test result were received and 26,506 (81%) had viral suppression.

81,134 pregnant women were offered HIV Testing Services for PMTCT, 902 identified as HIV positive and 864 (96%) positive pregnant women were Newly provided with antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV transmission to unborn babies. 1,637 <2months and 1,261, 2-12months Children had their early Infant diagnosis: 756 <2months and 582, 2-12months results were received.


Period: 2016 -2017

Implementation States: LAGOS, OYO, ENUGU, IMO & ANAMBRA


ECEWS key project intervention on this project included: Capacity Building, BCC & Condom Programming A total of 15 nascent KP led Community Based Organizations comprising of 5 People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) led CBOs, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and 5 Female Sex Workers (FSW) had their organizational capacity strengthened through training of their staff and overall systems strengthening. A total of 1,159 number of KP staff were trained on leadership and management (16), Paralegal services (25), Finance and Human Resource Management (16), Safety and Security(229), Advocacy and Human Rights(343), monitoring and evaluation(53), resource mobilization and proposal writing (17), Organizational growth and institutional development (346), strategic collaboration and partnership (17), Governance (48) and finance, procurement and logistics management and internal quality control (49).  The 15 nascent KP-led CBOs were supported to implement HIV interventions within their communities through the organizational development and Linkages to HIV services including prevention, care and treatment and SFH supported one-stop shop center for HIV care and treatment for those testing positives. ECEWS through this project supported the establishment of 5Key population technical working groups and networks in Anambra, Enugu and Imo, Lagos, and Oyo states. The key population were able to provide support for HIV prevention and treatment services to community members with 2,415 KPs linked to HIV testing services with 12.3% positivity rate which is similar to recent high rates observed and published in the NAISS 2019 report


Implementation States: AKWA IBOM, ABIA, & CROSS RIVER STATES

Period: APRIL 2007 – MARCH 2014


The MACC4 Project was a United States Center for Disease Control & Prevention /PEPFAR funded award for sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, targeted individuals in key populations, TB Clients, orphans and vulnerable children, PLHIV and their households. Over 200,000 individuals were provided with HIV services through the MACC 4 Project. The minimum package prevention intervention (MPPI) was maximized in providing HIV prevention services to MARPA. The project engaged effectively with the various communities through the advocacies and sensitization, participatory appraisal, strengthening of community structures for health, protection, social inclusion and grievances redress. These included support to Community Development Committees, establishing Village Saving and Loan Associations, supporting the setup of community food bank for orphans and vulnerable children, providing institutional development assistance to CBOs and support group for people living with and affected by HIV including facilitation of registration and government recognition.

Regular stakeholders’ meeting provide an opportunity for feedback to the various stakeholders on progress and accomplishments through the project.

142,690 persons linked to HIV testing and counselling including 58,289 Key populations and other vulnerable populations; 11,387 clients including Key populations and other vulnerable population tested HIV positive and all linked to care and treatment, 4,481 PABAs provided palliative care services and 3,211 OVCs reached with OVC services.


Implementation States: AKWA IBOM

Period: 2005 – 2007


ECEWS through the support of Akwa Ibom State Action Committee on AIDS and The World Bank engaged in capacity building of 15 CBOs and 2 NGOs with low capacity in Programme planning and implementation. ECEWS Staff supported the CBOs & NGOs with trainings in Financial Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Programme Planning & implementation. Several Communities in Mbo, Oron, Ibiono-Ibom, Uyo, & several other LGAs were reached with HIV/AIDS Community outreach activities under this partnership.

Partner/Funder: ECEWS & RED CROSS

 Implementation States: AKWA IBOM

Period: May 3rd 2003


The ECEWS-RED CROSS Initiative was primarily aimed at creating awareness on the then dreaded HIV/AIDS Pandemic aiming Students and rural dwellers. Over 200 Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State competed on the essay topic: “what I know about HIV/AIDS” as part of the ECEWS RED CROSS Initiative. This was a follow on to the HIV/AIDS help lines project previously implemented by the Initiative.

Over 350 entries were received and winners identified. This entries formed part of a research which revealed that most rural dwellers were not aware of blood transfusion and sharing of sharp objects as routes of HIV transmission.