Thursday, March 22, 2012
HWWN steps up care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children...thumbs up!
In response to the National Plan of Action on Vulnerable Children, and National HIV & AIDS Prevention Plan; HOPE Worldwide Nigeria 40 implementing agencies have been empowered to ensure comprehensive care to the affected.
THE CEO, HWWN, Mr. Ola Clement said Nigeria has one of the highest number of vulnerable children in the world, listing major causes of vulnerability to include poverty, HIV/AIDS, road accidents,
high rate of maternal mortality and ethno religious conflicts, gender inequality as well negative cultural practices that have refused to evolve with the changing times.
According to him, the organisation is partnering with other CBOs is in its fourth year of a programme tagged ‘Assistance and Care for Children Orphaned and at Risk’ (ACCORD) designed to bring succor to vulnerable children.
Under the ACCORD Follow on Project, HWWN has the mandate of facilitating sustainable improvements in the wellbeing and productivity of vulnerable groups whilst strengthening health and other social services.
“Specifically HWWN seeks to scale up OVC care and support and reach 2000 PLHIV and 10,000 young persons with minimum package of prevention intervention in Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Cross Rivers, Anambra, Ebonyi and Kogi States.
Strategies employed involved strengthening the technical and organisational capacity of focal states and their LGAs as well as Implementing Agencies; all geared towards providing comprehensive care to vulnerable children and increase adoption of safer sexual behaviours”.