The Enhancing Nigeria’s Response to HIV/AIDS (ENR)
six-year programme funded by the United Kingdom Aid (UKaid) commenced in 2010 to improve access to and coverage of effective HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support information and services reaching the most vulnerable populations .The programme involves an eight-partner consortium (Society for Family Health, ActionAid Nigeria, Options, Benguela,
BBC World Service Trust, Population Services International, Population Council and Crown Agent) .
JAKIN N.G.O implemented PEP and PLACE projects under the ENR grant.
The 6 months Peer Education Plus strategy (PEP) implemented at Orile Iganmu (Ibile) division Lagos state established 40 HIV/AIDS peer education groups among Female out of School Youths, Male Out of School Youths, Transport workers and Female Sex workers.
For the Priority Local Aids Control Effort strategy (PLACE) implementation, SABO, ALAGOMEJI and IWAYA communities of Mainland Local Government were selected as the three priority prevention areas (PPA’s). 15 venues (Hot spots i.e bars and night clubs) were selected and 30 venue outreach staffs (VOS) were extensively trained and engaged for the 6 months project. 19,879 people were reached, 5,060 condoms distributed, 1,979 people were referred for HIV Counseling and testing, 1,069 were referred for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) treatment and 321 were referred for Family Planning.
Under the project media component – BBC Media Action, Jakin N.G.O was engaged to monitor two HIV/Aids enlightenment radio programs on UNILAG FM from November 2012 – April 2013