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Drug Free and Preventive Healthcare Organization (DAPHO)

Uyo, Gombe, Abuja, Nigeria
Joined May 2022

Mission: To improve the well-being of People Who Use Drugs, are affected and vulnerable to drug use through community-based health and social interventions as a component of their human rights.

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Gender-based violence, Health, HIV/Aids, Policy Advocacy

Drug-free and Preventive Healthcare Organization(DAPHO) can be traced to the desire; “Increased productivity and welfare among supported, capacitated, healthy, and socially included people, who are affected by drugs and drug use.”. The core focus of the organization is improved healthcare through health interventions in the area of Substance Abuse, Sexual Reproductive Health, and preventive healthcare using the human rights approach to its interventions. The Organization was formed in 2013 as Council for Non-Violence Initiative and formally registered in June 2015 as Drug Free and Preventive Healthcare Organization (DAPHO).
In the pursuit of intervention for Substance Abuse, Sexual Reproductive Health, and preventive healthcare using the human rights approach, we were motivated by the need to;
a. Reduce the incidence of drug use
b. Promote Harm reduction
c. Promote reproductive health and rights.
d. Promote preventive healthcare especially; sexually transmitted Infections, and other incidental/opportunistic infections.
e. Collaborate with organizations (International, National and local) to provide treatment for community members with health challenges.
f. Provide care and support services to community members.
g. Promote engagement of community members as a means to reduction of harms of drug use.
h. Promote information sharing among community members on productive opportunities.
i. Use any other strategy which may be deemed to provide care for and promote productive engagement among community members.

People Associated With This Organization

Aniedi Akpan

Nigeria  
Drug Free and Preventive Healthcare...
Joined May 2022
Interests: Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Gender-based violence, Health, HIV/Aids, Policy Advocacy
Aniedi Akpan is a drug-user activist and a harm reduction program Manager, engaged by Drug Free and Preventive Healthcare Organization. The organization is a public charity Organization involved in providing access to healthcare and rights to people who use drugs. I serve as the Executive Director. I have experience in community mobilization, service provision, advocacy and currently a member of the Global Fund Communities Delegation. My work with and for people who use drugs exposed me to legal and law enforcement abuses of rights of people who use drugs and vulnerable people. My joining the network is to learn from experiences of people in different settings and the strategies used in getting justice for marginalized, criminalized and vulnerable people in the clime. This knowledge will help me advance the course of justice in my home country, Nigeria.
Aniedi Akpan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Drug Free and Preventive Healthcare Organization (DAPHO).

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