Institute for Human Development
AHIP has an Institute for Human Development that is promoting public health and have been in existence since 2003. AHIP have concentrated on building the skills of leaders and communities to take action on their health issue through its leadership for health projects.
Reproductive Health(RH) Leaders
Potential advocates are selected from various walks of life in each state and a two-day consensus building workshop is conducted on HIV/AIDS/Reproductive health in each of the 12 states. Issues around RH/HIV/AIDS are analysed, priorities identified and consensus reached on how to address the issues. Groups are formed after each meeting and core leaders to run the affairs of the groups selected. The core leaders are trained for six days at the AHIP Institute for Human Development in Kano. The trainings were to strengthen participants’ advocacy skills, explore and develop innovative advocacy strategies, and prepare at least one-year advocacy activity plan to be supported in the project. Topics addressed at the training includes Reproductive Health; Concept & Components; Reproductive Anatomy And Physiology; Stages Of Development; Safe Motherhood; Sex And Sexuality; Reproductive Rights, Child Spacing And Contraception; Child Rearing And Social Implication; Married Adolescents And Teenage Pregnancy; Sexually Transmitted Diseases/ HIV/AIDS; HIV/AIDS, Gender Based Violence; Drug Abuse And Social Implication; Leadership Roles And Styles, Leadership Roles And Styles; Leadership And Reproductive Health; Team Building And Problem Solving; Team Building And Problem Solving; Communication; Advocacy; Managing Change; Managing Change; social Mobilization & Networking; Planning; Action Planning and post test.Each of these trainings did not come easy, especially, when it comes to discussions on reproductive rights and choices; Gender Based Violence; rape, especially marital rape.
Imams Of Friday Mosques And Pastors Of Churches, training on Family Health
The training of Imams of both Regular and Jumma’at mosques came as a result of a Partnership with Pathfinder International and the Centre for Islamic Legal Studies of Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) since 2006. Exposure of the Imams in a visit to Bangladesh sponsored by Pathfinder International led to the development of this project. The cultural and social similarities between northern Nigeria and Bangladesh in terms of religion and economic status, made it imperative for the participants to conceive the idea to replicate the training of (Muslim) religious leaders in Nigeria on Reproductive Health. In addition to the training of Muslim leaders, AHIP added the training of Pastors for a more balanced message in the different communities. The training addresses topics on Reproductive and family health, HIV/AIDS and STIs, role of religious leaders in promoting health and development, drug abuse and social implications, and management of social change.
This project has been concluded.
The training is done for different levels of traditional leaders. Objective of the training is to build capacity of traditional leaders to promote positive health attitudes, reproductive health, and safe motherhood. Topics addressed at this training includes: Leadership Style, Leadership And Reproductive Health, Reproductive Anatomy And Physiology; Stages of development; Sexually Transmitted Diseases/ HIV/AIDS; Gender and HIV/AIDS, Drug Abuse and Social Implication; Communication; Child Spacing and Contraception;Communication Advocacy; Violence against Women; Team building and problem solving; Managing change; Managing and social change planning; Action planning.
This project is on-going.