Lagos State Government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)-Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award 2 Project to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their care-givers.
Wife of the governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, was awarded grand ambassador for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) by ARFH in recognition of her enormous contributions that have ameliorated the condition of OVC.
Ibijoke commended the USAID for the resources channeled to the OVC project, which she described as an all-round that touches the people in different ways and the Ministry of Youth and Social Development for producing OVC State Operational Plan.
In his keynote address, Commissioner for the ministry, Mr. Segun Dawodu, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olugbenga Ayoola Aina, stated that the five-year project had reached thousands of persons across the breadth and length of the state with resources to give them economic support and tackle health challenges.
Others who spoke at the event include Chairman of the occasion, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO), Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, represented by Head of Sustainability, Mrs. Omobolanle Laniyan; Country Representative of USAID, Helena Merie; President/CEO, ARFH, Prof. Oladapo Ladipo and Chief of Party, ARFH-ICHSSA 2 Project, Dr. Felix Iwuala.Follow us on social media