The top 3 causes of death in Nigeria are: Malaria 20%, Lower Respiratory Infections 19% and HIV 9%
Nigeria accounts for about 10% of the world's HIV/AIDS buden. With about 3 million of her citizens still being sero-positive and a prevalence rate of about 3%, Nigeria still has a very high rate of HIV infection in Africa. The program is to help reduce the rate of infection and enable everyone know his/her status. Also the program is to help everyone know his/her general health status thereby promote healthy lifestyle and effect attitudinal changes.
The Nigeria Program launched in 2012 and a primary partner for the monitoring and evaluation is the ZIMI Good Health Initiative.
Additional partners at site level include US Government Agencies such as PEPFAR, USAID, CDC, Society for Family Health, local non governmental organizations, and over 200 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs.
Abule Egba Metro
Lagos Palmgrove Est.
Surulere North East
Frcm Church Abule
Nigeria aims to serve 170,000 people each campaign
More than 200 Rotary Clubs participate at the 150 sites nationwide
The RFHDs in Nigeria cover 4 Rotary Districts including 9110, 9125, 9141 and 9142
The Rotary Family Health Days in Cote d'Ivoire was launched in 2018.
Benin | Togo | Ghana
More than 63,000 beneficiaries were seen during the three day campaign comprising the 3 countries and 4 Rotary Districts within Benin, Togo and Ghana.
Germain Tomegah RFHA Program Director in Togo shared:
The need for the outreach in our communities was emphasized with high enthusiasm expressed by the first authority of health, WHO, UNICEF the local Chief through the town carriers. Schools and some public places were used as sites. People were pleased and expressing the wish to support future programs.
Primary Partners in East Africa
- First Authority of Health (Togo)
- Ghana Health Service
- Ghana Ministry of Health
- Health Keepers Network (Ghana)
- Communicate for Health (Ghana)
- Global Communities (Ghana)
- Benin Ministry of Health