Who We Are
Our activities focus on promoting the quality of life of Women, Children and Youth through quality
Education, Health, Secure Livelihood and Humanitarian Services in Nigeria.
OSPHC is a grass-root non-governmental organization established to support the Nigerian Government's efforts in actualizing its community development and public health initiatives. OSPHC activities focus on improving the quality of lives of Women, Children, and Youth through the promotion of quality Education, Health programmes, and Humanitarian Services in Nigeria. We work to achieve this through advocacy, awareness creation, and implementation of public health interventions and provide social welfare services to vulnerable populations with the intent to secure their livelihood and promote gender equality. OSPHC collaborates with communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Community based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), International organizations, federal, state, and local governments, and other networks for more prominent impact. The NGO was registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the federal republic of Nigeria in December 2014.
We envision a nation where the poor and vulnerable live healthy lives and have access to a better livelihood.
To promote the quality of lives of women, children and youth through quality education, health services programs and human development.
- Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH)
- Girl Child Education
- School Infrastructural Development and Monitoring
- Quality Education Services for Vulnerable Children and adults
- Economic Empowerment for women and young girls
- Distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Net (LLIN)
- Distribution of subsidized Malaria Drugs
Okoli Ogochukwu (CEO OSPHC)
Alumona Chuka Franklin
Engr. Okoli Ogochukwu Benneth
Engr. Amadi Chukwunonso
Global Fund New Funding Model 3 Malaria Project: Community-Led Monitoring Component Of The Project.
Following the completion and successful close out of the NFM 2 Malaria Grant, the Global Fund for ATM has approved a three-year continuation for the Malaria Grant in Nigeria for the period 2021 – 2023 (NFM 3). The Grant is being implemented through a consortium that is led by Catholic Relief Services and has as members of the Consortium – The Malaria Consortium, Management Sciences for Health and Society for Family Health. ACOMIN has been re-engaged on this grant (NFM 3) to continue with the implementation of the Community-Led Monitoring components at the community and state levels, which was previously referred to as the Accountability and Advocacy Project during the last phase (NFM 2). The aim is to pursue an increase in the quality of services, generate real-time objective information and assess the quality-of-service delivery, reduce wastage and loss of interventions and advocate for increased resource allocation for malaria intervention. Organization for Social Programmes and Health Care (OSPHC) is one of the CBOs implementing this project in Oke-Ero LGA of Kwara State. For this project, OSPHC is focusing on the following;
- Accountability for commodity utilization.
- Accountability for value for quality of service provision.
- Accountability for budgetary appropriations.
- Accountability for Human Resource deployment.
Our activities to achieve the above include;
- Conduct Focused Group discussions at the ward level.
- Monitor CATs and conduct Client Exit interviews at GF supported health facilities within our coverage.
- Support local government level advocacy visits to stakeholders.
- Conduct Key Informant Interview at the facilities and LGA level.
- Identify issues during the Client Exit Interviews and resolve or escalate the issues identified.
- Global Fund New Funding Model Accountability and Advocacy in Malaria Intervention:
Organization for Social Programmes and Health Care (OSPHC) is one of the CBOs in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization, and Nutrition (ACOMIN) working together for the successful implementation of the Global Fund Supported Malaria project on Accountability and Governance in Kwara State. Our organization implemented the project in Moro LGA covering 3 wards namely: AbatiAlara, Oloru and Okutala, from May 2019 to April 2020.
Our activities included the following;
- To conduct Focused Group discussions at the ward level
- To Monitor CATs and conduct Client Exit interviews at GF supported health facilities within our coverage.
- To Support local government level advocacy visits to stakeholder
Global Fund New Funding Model Active Case Finding for Tuberculosis:
The active case finding is one of the strategic approaches employed in the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM) for increasing Tuberculosis case detection. OSPHC worked in partnership with Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and Health Alive Foundation (HAF) to implement this project in Ibadan South West LGA. Our activities included the following;
- Conduct House to House TB Case Search within the Slums and through the Community TB Workers (CTWs).
- Conduct Advocacy, Contact investigation, community outreaches and screening at the community level.
- Involve the TBLS and other relevant stakeholders at the LGA level in all community-level TB activities.
- Supervise, monitor, coach and mentor CTWs for effective project implementation.
- Conduct Community level mobilization, sensitization and demand creation for TB/HIV services through Social Behavior Change strategies.
- Support CTWs to carry out home visits for each smear-positive TB case to identify and evaluate contacts and collect sputum samples from those presumed to have TB.
- Mobilize/leverage on resources to support the TB programs at the community and LGA levels.
- Support nutrition of TB positive patients with food stuffs and also offer nutrition education.
- Strengthen Referrals and linkages for increased uptake of TB/HIV services among CTWs, health workers (maternity and other health centers), DOT Staff and HIV support groups.
- Conduct systematic mapping of CBOs and engagement of all relevant care providers, including pharmacists and traditional healers, in defined geographical areas (Slums) to improve case detection.
- Global Fund Social Mobilization Activities for Malaria Grant under the New Funding Model:
The project aimed to promote Behavior Change Communication (BCC) and social mobilization activities for the GF Malaria project. The objective of the BCC activities is to increase informed demand for ACT, SP and LLINs through advocacy and Information, Education, Communication activities targeted at communities and households. Also, the project creates community awareness for parasite based diagnosis and increase acceptability of test result and appropriate treatment. Our activities included;
- Advocacy visits to major community stakeholders
- House to House malaria sensitization
- Primary and Secondary school sensitization
- Compound Meetings
- Community Dialogues
- Organized Road Show/Rallies
- Health Talk at Association meetings
Other programs we implement in the health sector are HIV counseling and testing, Nutrition (sensitization on appropriate nutrition in pregnancy, promotion of infant and young child feeding practices), and Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets distribution/ campaigns.
Establishment of Girl Up Clubs in Secondary Schools
One of the core objectives of OSPHC is to promote moral and ethical values in teenage girls through educational institutions. This we hope to achieve through the establishment of girls’ club, we call the ‘Girl-Up’ club in secondary schools. The Girl Up club is a preventative as well as intervention education program designed to empower young girls to cultivate positive body image, increase self-esteem, deconstruct gender stereotypes, express themselves, be inspired to further their education and prevent unwanted pregnancies, establish healthy relationships with other girls and the opposite sex, and be leaders of change in their communities and the nation at large.
Through the clubs, OSPHC aims to create strategies to mentor and support young high school girls to stay in school, stand up for their rights, be healthy, gain economic independence and bring an end to child marriage and gender-based violence.
Women Empowerment (Household Economic Strengthening and Livelihood Program)
Women entrepreneurs play a key role in economic activity. However, their growth has remained significantly subdued due to various challenges faced by women entrepreneurs especially those into Micro and Small Scale Enterprises. The problem of many micro and small businesses in Nigeria has been traced by different researchers to lack of funding or inability of the owners to access credit facilities from the formal loan providers.
Finance has been the most crucial and difficult challenge for the smooth functioning, innovation, expansion and development of most of these establishments. Most of these women are illiterates and cannot complete paper work required for conventional loans and also lack collateral, steady employment or a verifiable credit history. Against this drawback, OSPHC started running an empowerment program called Household Economic Strengthening and Livelihood program that targets married or unmarried women but with children and are small scale entrepreneurs. We basically give these women micro loans to boost their businesses and improve their living conditions. They pay back this loan in bits weekly and collects the loan again after repaying the previous on collected. We also have sessions with them monthly where we talk about health, financial management, domestic violence and family life generally.
What we hope to achieve from this program;
- Mobilize the women to save more and develop the ability to nurture a culture of commitment and self-reliance.
- Visible improvement in the children’s education and health of the household.
- Positive effect on household expenditure.
- Promote gender equity.
- Possibility of expanding their businesses or starting new and better businesses.