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Achievements

Roll Back Malaria & Social Mobilization and Social Mobilization

ogboko roll back malariaHigh Awareness Campaign that Anopheles Mosquito Transmits Malaria into peoples blood was carried out in some Local Government Areas of Imo and Nasarawa State. There was Social Mobilisation of Women, Men, Youths and Children in the bid to change their orientation that Malaria is not contract by eating some type of food especially too much Palm Oil. Those that participated in this Social Mobilisation have disassociated their mindset of the myth. They can categorically say that Anopheles mosquito transmits Malaria.
The Social Mobilisation was done in collaboration with Society for Family Health (SFH), Grass Root Community Development Initiative and Health and Life Initiative.
These campaigns were illustrated in different ways – Health Talks, Dramas, Songs, Interpersonal Communications, Sensitisations, Random Diagnostic Test(RDT), advocacies and distribution of  Actimisimin Combination Therapy drugs in the following communities.

Imo State:  Total number of people mobilized is 5,421.
Isiala Mbano Local government: Amaraku, Ugiri, Umuneke Eziama Mbano, Okohia, Obollo & Mbeke, Ogbor
Ikeduru Local Government Area: Atta, Inyishi, Eziama, Iho, Amaimo. Ngugo, Akabo,Mbieri, Amata, Ikembara & Uzoagba
Ideato North: Arondizuogu, Obodoukwu & Umualaoma

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Capacity Building for CSOs

staff meetingCapacity Building training for CSOs is a constant program every time & every where. CSOs as partners in different programs are trained and re-trained to be sure they will have the capacity to implement and execute their designed and assigned activities. Olphi has been invited to so many of these trainings and workshops. So we can proudly say that our staff and volunteers have the deep seated capacity and capabilities to implement all social development activities.

We are into Human Rights Promotion and Defence; which compresses of all about our daily living from mobilizing people for economic self-reliance (skill acquisition and poverty alleviation) to moral upliftment; attitudinal change of our negative mindset; relationship within our family and between other families, relationship with peers,

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Micro-Credit for an Indigent Woman

The level poverty in our country is alarming and to alleviate the challenges some of these indigent women pass through on a daily bases in other to feed their families our organisation established a micro credit of N20,000.00 each (twenty thousand naira only) for  Five (5) Indigent women residing in Port Harcourt to aid their petty trading in order to empower them take care of their families.

World HIV Day Activities

World HIV/AIDS Day Activities in collaboration with CISGNAN- Together with Civil Societies for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CISGHAN) as a member CSO. The commemoration of the World AIDS DAY is usually in December 1. Most Civil Society Organisation working on HIV/AIDS usually put together activities to mark the day. The event for 2012 was marked with sensitisation and counselling for People living with HIV and food items and other materials of good benefit to them in Owerri were given out. A total no of 25 PLP were given nutrition packs.

Roll Back Malaria Program, Phase 2

Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for Malaria Roll Back and distribution of Actimisimin Combination therapy (ACT) malaria drugs– (as a partner CSO) in collaboration with Society for Family Health. It was conducted in remaining parts of Atta which were not captured during the first quarter Inyishi, Eziama and Amaimo all in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State. Total number 14 outreaches were carried out in Ikeduru and 4 outreaches were carried out in Avu Owerri West Local Government and a total number of 3200 persons were tested and treated where necessary.

Sensitization on General Wellness for Avu Women

Sensitization Programme on General Wellness was done in association with Avu Women Association Port Harcourt Branch during the general monthly meeting in September 2012 on Hand Wash, General Hygiene, Causes and Prevention of Malaria and Hypertension. A total of 25 women were present at the meeting.

Welfare Packages to 30 Widows

Widows in most communities are not taking care of at the death of their husbands especially for those that do not have grown up children who are doing well in life or those that their husband did not leave much for suffer immensely to put food on their table. Based on that, the organisation established a yearly welfare packages 30 Indigent Widows. These activities are usually in August during the Catholic Women Organisation Annual General Meeting. Items like bags of rice, cartons of tin tomato, cartons of bar soap, and bag of salt are usually given in collaboration with Mother of Good Counsel Initiative and Catholic Women Organisation(Home & Abroad) of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Avu.

Sensitization on Hypertension

Awareness creation and sensitization was carried out in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish Avu – Owerri West in August during the Catholic Women Organisation Annual General Meeting – Causes, Prevention and management of Hypertension and Hypertensive patients were carried out. The number of women present was 200. In the lecture causes of High Blood Pressure was discussed extensively, prevention through healthy lifestyle like exercises, eating right and staying away from too much alcohol and cigarette smoking, and treatment by taking the drugs and body work out.

Immunization against Hepatitis B

Sensitisation and awareness creation / Immunization programme on Causes and Prevention of Hepatitis B in association with Catholic Women Organisation was held in Corpus Christi Catholic Cathedral, Port Harcourt during the general monthly meeting of Catholic Women Organisation in May and April 2012 by our Program Medical Director. The number of women reached was 150. In subsequent visits the number increased to 350 and 500. The vaccination is a 3 times dose that is given at 30 days interval and protects for five (5) years if completed after which a booster dosage will be given and that also protects for another five (5) years.