MTN Foundation Partners Against Malaria and AIDS in the Community (PAMAC)
The MTN Foundation Partners Against Malaria and AIDS in the community (MTNF PAMAC) was initially known as Partners Against AIDS in the Community (PAAC) and is being implemented by Hope Worldwide Nigeria (HWWN).
It aims to increase the level of HIV/AIDS & Malaria awareness, prevention and treatment by integrating comprehensive HIV/AIDS response into community structures in six states namely Lagos, Kogi, Imo, Sokoto, Gombe, and Cross River States.
The Programme commenced in 2005/2006.
MTNF C.A.R.E.S PROJECT
The MTNF Children-at-risk-empowerment scheme (MTNF C.A.R.E.S) was designed to provide integrated care and support (i.e. educational, nutritional and psychosocial support) for 600 Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Lagos, Kogi, Sokoto, Gombe, Imo and Cross River states plus an institutional resource centre for street children in Jos, Plateau state.
The project is being implemented by HOPE Worldwide.
The orphans benefitting from this project are registered with the National Population Commission for birth certificates; enrolled in public schools, provided with basic health and educational services and are taken through holiday camping programmes and children’s xmas parties. This unique project which commenced in February 2007 seeks to improve the well being, protection, development and social inclusion of the Orphans and vulnerable children in the three selected states in Nigeria. It was initially targeted at 300 children in 3 states but was scaled up to 600 children across 6 states in 2010.
MTN Foundation supports the project through provision of funds for the following amongst others:
MTNF PROJECT C.L.E.A.N
The project commenced in 2007 and aims to establish a replicable environmental sanitation and waste to wealth model using markets/motor parks as target locations. The pilot phase was implemented at the Alesinloye Market in Ibadan, Oyo State, in partnership with the Nigerian Network for Awareness and Action for Environmental Health (NINAAFEH).
The second phase is ongoing at the Ose Market- Onitsha, Anambra State and is being implemented by Development Initiatives Network.
The project strategy includes:
MTN Foundation Sickle Cell Project
The project involves the establishment of 5 MTN Foundation supported Sickle cell clinics for the provision of preventive and curative health services to Nigerians in 4 states (Edo, Kano, Lagos, Delta) who suffer from sickle cell disease or are carriers.
The project covers the supply of essential drugs/consumables for the 5 clinics and the establishment of a world-class pre-natal DNA Laboratory.
It is being implemented by Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria.
Highlights of the project include:
The five MTNF supported Sickle cell clinics are:
Lagos State: Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada
• Massey Street Children’s Hospital, Lagos Island
• Sickle Cell Centre, Gabriel Igbinedion Avenue, Benin
• Govt. Hospital, Okwe-Asaba
• Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano
Medical Support Project: Haemodialysis and Mammography Centres
MTN Foundation, through Public - Private Partnership, has funded the establishment of 12 Haemodialysis and 6 Mammography centers in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria to support the use of Haemodialysis and Mammography in the management, early detection and prevention of Kidney disease and breast cancer.
MTNF is also providing limited training/retraining of health care personnel and post-implementation support and maintenance across all the sites through its 3 Project Consultants. The goal of the project is to improve access to Haemodialysis and mammography services in Nigeria.
Locations of the MTNF Medical Support Project Centres (Haemodialysis and Mammography)
MTNF Mobile Health Services Project
The pilot project was launched in conjunction with Health Matters Incorporated, in Lagos State in 2009 with the aim of increasing access of Nigerian youth in tertiary institutions to health awareness, promotion and screening services to improve health seeking behaviour through provision of free health care services. Need areas addressed included Youth/Adolescent Reproductive Health, Community Health etc.
Over 140 Peer Health Educators were trained from 6 Tertiary Institutions in Lagos. 0ver 10,000 students and staff accessed medical consultation; 5,848 persons treated for malaria, 642 students treated for STIs etc. The objectives of the project included:
MTNF 0703 – Healing Project
This project was rolled out in December 2007 to provide trauma and grief counseling services to bereaved members of the society. The aim is to provide free counseling support to bereaved or grieving members of the public through calls on toll-free lines.
The project is in partnership with the Aart of Life Foundation, and is supported by the MTN Foundation through the provision of two mobile lines and one land-line, all of which are toll-free. The Foundation also funds the training of bereavement counselors, production and distribution of information materials, radio jingles and TV/newspaper adverts.
1. The toll free numbers are:
2. 0703 – 432 – 5464
3. 0703 – 732 – 2437
4. 01 – 460 – 2273
The task of the project is to provide grief counseling services to the Nigeria populace.