Orphans & Vulnerable Children

to keep children HEALTHY, SAFE, SCHOOLED and STABLE.

The OVC Project

Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project is a 4GATES Program which is a global action towards HIV Epidemic control in sub-national units in Nigeria. It is a five year comprehensive HIV Care, treatment and prevention program funded by CDC with a mandate to work with GoN, FBOs, Private-for-profit health facilities.

Following the report of NAIIS 2018, three of the four States supported by 4GATES were classified as RED STATES, namely – Delta, Enugu and Imo State. As a result of this, 4GATES is currently implementing SURGE project across these three states.

The Mandate

The project has a mandate to identify 450 new HIV+ every week and also to put them on treatment. This implies that OVC program must be able to contribute to HIV case finding, linkage to treatment and viral load suppression across these three states. A major objective is that all the Children and Adolescents living with HIV must be enrolled under the OVC program.

Project Outcome

beneficiaries enrolled from 3 lga, in 31 communities.
Vulnerable children (male 3591, female 3907), out of which 261 (130 male, 131 female) were positive.
Caregiver (441 male, 2184 female), out of which 849(205 male, 644 female) were positive.
positive beneficiaries (vulnerable children 261,caregiver 849) enrolled into the program.

Who is an OVC ?

In PEPFAR parlance, the term Orphans and Vulnerable children refers to children under the age of 18 who are affected or infected by and made vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

Project goal


Project objectives

1. Contribute to the attainment of the 90-90-90 goals of UNAIDS

2. Responding to the social (including economic) and emotional consequences of HIV/AIDS on children, their families, and communities that support them

3. Ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence and abuse.

Project vision

Achievement of an AIDS-free generation through programming for children orphaned made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

Your Dream. Our Mission.

We Believe In the dreams of A young child!

Project Implemented:

4GATES subgranted the implementation of the OVC project in Enugu South,
Nkanu East and Nkanu West to South Saharan Social Development Organisation, Enugu. SSDO is collaborating with relevant government agencies (Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health etc.) and community stakeholders to reach 7843 beneficiaries.

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Some of the beneficiaries

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