PROFILE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE (CHI) NIGERIA

The organization has accumulated a lot of experiences over the years though with little financial gains to show for it. Lack of funds have limited the organisation’s scope and also in the attraction of more permanent staffs. The organisation’s profile is hereunder in ascending order;

1.

Duration March 2013 – March 2014
Organization Assisted Water Aid in Nigeria, Enugu
Financing Organization Water Aid in Nigeria, Abuja (Gates Foundation)
Assignment
Signed the first Partnership agreement with WaterAid Nigeria with budget to build the capacity of WANG LGA partners, Monitoring and Evaluation of LGA partners’ activities on CLTS in Enugu state and documentation of output. WANG LGA Partners from 4 LGAs in Enugu state have been trained on CLTS.

2.

Duration 29th September – 4th October 2013
Organization Assisted Water Aid in Nigeria, Enugu
Financing Organization Water Aid in Nigeria, Abuja (Gate Foundation)
Assignment
Fulfillment of budgeted activity on capacity building of WANG LGA Partners From Enugu and Benue States.  . 

3.

Duration February – May 2013
Organization Assisted WaterAid in Nigeria, Enugu
Financing Organization WaterAid in Nigeria, Abuja(Gates Foundation)
Assignment
Engagement of 4 communities in Igbo Etiti LGA on CLTS to fit into the overall plan to make communities of the LGA achieve open Defaecation free (ODF) status  as financed by Gates Foundation through WaterAid. The communities have made tremendous achievements in the building and use of latrines and may be declared ODF soon.

4.

Duration October 2011 – January 2011
Organization Assisted Water Aid in Nigeria, Enugu
Financing Organization Water Aid in Nigeria, Abuja (EU project)
Assignment
On-going CLTS projects in 5 small towns of Enugu state to move them from practicing open defaecation to achieve open defaecation status within four months. 

5.

Duration Feb – May 2011
Organization Assisted Water Aid Nigeria, Enugu
Financing Organization Water Aid in Nigeria, Abuja (EU project)
Assignment
Facilitated CLTS projects in 6 small towns of Enugu state that resulted in their achievement of Open Defaecation Free (ODF) status in a record time of less than three months.

6.

Duration December 2007- February, 2008
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization ENRUWASSA
Assignment
CHI Nigeria undertook the Monitoring and Evaluation of the CLTS projects in the Water Aid three new communities of Imeoha Nkerefi, Obeagu Ugbawka and Onuorie Nara in Nkanu East LGA from December 2007 – February 2008.

7.

Duration 28th January – 29th April 2008
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid
Assignment
CHI Nigeria organized pilot Citizens Action Project for Water Aid in Amafor Ugbawka from 28th January – 29th April 2008. Citizen Action Project is aimed at improving the provision of water and sanitation facilities in a given community by sensitizing the citizens to know and ask for their rights. An interface meeting afforded the community members the opportunity to meet and dialogue with the LGC Chairman on the way forward for improvement of water supply and sanitation in the area.

8.

Duration  2008
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization UNICEF
Assignment
CHI Nigeria sensitized two communities of Aninri LGA namely Okpanku and Mpu on CLTS processes

9.

Duration July- November, 2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid
Assignment
Actively involved in the implementation of CLTS in three new communities of Nkanu East LGA namely Imeoha Nkerefi, Obeagu Ugbawka and Onuorie Nara from July – November 2007.

10.

Duration  2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization UNICEF/ENRUWASSA
Assignment
CHI Nigeria participated actively in Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) data collection and survey on WASH sponsored by UNICEF in 5 LGAs of Uzo Uwani, Igboeze, Awgu, Aninri, Nkanu West and Isiuzo.

11.

Duration  2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization UNICEF
Assignment
CHI Nigeria successfully sensitized two communities of Awgu LGA namely Mgbidi and Amoli on CLTS as sponsored by UNICEF. The communities have commenced implementation of CLTS but needs support from the LGC Chairman.

 12.

Duration 2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization UNICEF
Assignment
CHI Nigeria in collaboration with UNICEF and Nkanu East LGA WES Unit implemented CLTS in Isienu Amagunze, Amankanu, Ovuorie Ugbawka, and Mburubu before the sinking of the boreholes in those communities in 2007.

 13.

Duration 28th – 8th June, 2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid
Assignment
Participated in baseline data collection on CLTS at Ovuorie Ugbawka community, Nkanu East LGA from 28th May – 8th June 2007.

 14.

Duration 21st February- 18th May, 2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid
Assignment
CHI Nigeria participated actively in the Enugu State Water and Sanitation policy drafting Working Group from 21st February -18th May 2007.

 15.

Duration 10th- 11th April, 2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid
Assignment
CHI Nigeria is an active member of Enugu State Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on water and sanitation since 2002. Participated in a 2-day inter ministerial committee meeting held from 10th -11th April 2007, which discussed the emerging challenges in carrying out WASH activities in Enugu state and their possible solutions. 

  16.

Duration 6th February, 2007
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid in West Africa (WAWA)
Assignment
Organized step down training on CLTS for officers of Water AID pilot LGAs Water and Environmental Units of Nkanu East, Igbo Etiti and Udenu on 6th February 2007.

  17.

Duration 13th- 16th November 2006
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid in Nigeria
Assignment
. CLTS baseline data collection activity held at Uhuagu in Mburubu community, Nkanu East LGA from 13th – 16th November 2006.

18.

Duration 20th – 29th November 2006
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization WaterAid in West Africa (WAWA)
Assignment
CHI Nigeria participated in CLTS evaluation and capacity building Regional workshop organized by Water Aid West Africa (WAWA) and held at Vandeikya LGA, Benue State from 20th – 29th November 2006. The workshop highlighted the CLTS process, identified the progress made so far in the CLTS pilot projects in Logo and Vandeikya LGAs. It was also a forum for the capacity building of WANG partners as well as for the development of training manuals. Experiences were shared and the CLTS process developed for replication in other Water Aid intervention States. 

19.

Duration May 12th – 20th 2005
Organization Assisted Women in Health Department, Ministry of Health, Enugu
Financing Organization SMOH & HSDP II
Assignment Assisted in campaign against Female Genital Mutilation  (FGM), in the 7 District Health Authorities of Enugu state

20.

Duration
8th – 11th. November 2004
Organization Assisted 10 States of UNICEF Zone A
Financing Organization UNICEF A Field Office, Enugu
Assignment Training of Trainers (TOT) on Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) of Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP).

21.

Duration
27th – 30th July 2004
Organization Assisted SMOH, Enugu
Financing Organization PATHS
Assignment
Participated in Safe Motherhood round table on the 3 level delays and strategies for effective intervention in Enugu state.

22.

Duration 6th – 29th April 2004
Organization Assisted Enugu Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA)
Financing organization UNICEF A Field Office, Enugu
Assignment
Baseline Assessment of self – selected communities before Water and Environmental Sanitation intervention.

23.

Duration 6th – 11th April 2003
Organization Assisted Enugu state Civil Society Coalition on HIV/AIDS (ESCCHA)
Financing Organization DFID
Position in Team Team Leader
Assignment 5-Day TOT of members of Attakwu Akegbe community action committee on AIDS as part of the community- based initiative for HIV prevention.

24.

Duration 7th, 14th, 21st November 2001
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization Enugu state government
Describe Assignment State and 3 Local Government seminars on the promotion of the use of sanplat toilets for the prevention of communicable diseases in Enugu state.

25.

Duration July – August 2000
Organization Assisted CHI Nigeria
Financing Organization Development Education Center, (DEC) Enugu
Position in Team Executive Director
Assignment HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to women groups in 9 communities of Nkanu West and East of Enugu state.

 

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