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OUR HISTORY

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) incorporated in October 2007 was founded by Chief Dr Roland Oritsejafor a former Minister of State for Defence, Federal Republic of Nigeria (2003 – 2006) due to his desire to give succour to the helpless people in his community and Nigerians at large.  HIFASS was primarily established as a continued effort of the Nigeria Ministry of Defense Health services to provide strategic manpower needs of the Military health facilities so as to meet the health needs of Military personnel, their families and the population around military health facilities, especially for the control of HIV epidemic and other related diseases. But over the years the organization has grown and extended its services beyond the Barracks through strategic partnerships with Nigerian ministry of defence (NMoD) and the United States department of Defense Walter Reed Program in Nigeria (USDoD-WRP-N, International development partners, private sector organisations, and other civil service organisation, HIFASS is already contributing to the enhancement of population health in Nigeria. HIFASS utilizes the extensive military health infrastructure across the country and skilled health professionals (Retired military personnel and civilian doctors and other healthcare providers) to support free and comprehensive HIV care and prevention services for the benefit of all Nigerians. Prevention remains a key strategy in halting and reversing the HIV epidemic in Nigeria.  Currently working in 18 states of the federation, HIFASS supports vulnerable population such as orphans and vulnerable children, caregivers in households, pregnant women attending antennal care facilities, and providing HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing Services.

Our motto “passion & partnership” is very dear to us. We are totally committed to a collaborative vision and ever willing to acquire more skills, share information and communicate more effectively with our partners.