ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER COMMUNITY HEALTH
"Empowering Women and Youth to know their reproductive rights"
VISION : "To advocate for the rights of adolescents and women, reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS mortality and sexual abuse among women and youths and enhance best practices in health."
Association for Better Community Health (ABECOH) formed in Sokoto in 1996, is a Non Governmental, Voluntary, Non-Profit making, Non partisan organization which strives to enhance best practice in health through education, economic development and empowering women and youth to know their reproductive rights, reduce maternal mortality, uplift their status and increase life expectancy.
ABECOH is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to reducing the increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS, reduce poverty, promote adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights, and reduce maternal and infant mortality, through comprehensive education, advocacy, and outreach services to all the rural populace of Sokoto state thereby contributing to the achievement of SDGs.
Hajiya Hajara Momodu
ABECOH is structured with 8 members Board of trustees comprising of 5 women and 3 men. We also have a technical advisory committee made up of professionals and experts in health, education and community development. The management arm is headed by a qualified and experienced public health practitioner assisted by team of 2 permanent staff and a retinue of volunteers.
High level of poverty ,drugs abuse, teenage unintended pregnancies etc
High number of children infected through mother to child HIV Transmission
Low level of knowledge about sexual and reproductive rights among women and youth.
Poor information about Adolescent Reproductive Health and rights,
Increasing death of mothers and babies from malaria and Malnutrition
Increasing orphans and vulnerable children on the streets
Increasing spread of HIV infection in Nigeria
The Sokoto State Government through:
The Ministry of Health, Women Affairs, Local Government Affairs and Department for Human Rights, NGOs and Donor Agencies Matters Sokoto.
Other NGOs and Networks e.g NNNGOs, CONSS, CiSHAN, AONN etc
Partner and collaborates with JHU/CCP ARH, UNFPA,SOSACAT, SFH and Global fund for women.
Publication and distribution of culturally accepted IEC materials
Establishment of Youth friendly Center and provision of Youth friendly services
Awareness raising and outreach services on HIV, sexual violence and Malaria,
Skill acquisition and Peer education training for women ,girls and youth
Mobilizing the Community to take action on issues of HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Malaria
Care and support for PLWHA and OVCs
Counseling and empowerment of at risk women ( Divorcees and widows)
Advocacy visits and meetings with all relevant stakeholders and media discussions and talks on issues of ARH, women rights, child’s rights and the rights of PLWHA, and domestication of National policies on ASRH and child rights act.
Training in Leadership development and decision making for young people and women
Promotion of safe motherhood services by promoting good antenatal care, malaria, TB control services etc
Capacity building and counseling services on STIs, HIV/AIDS and gender based violence