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About IMH

Initiative for Improved Male Health (IMH-Initiative)

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Initiative for Improved Male Health (IMH-Initiative) formally known as Male Attitude Network (MAN) was founded in 2006 to provide HIV prevention, psycho-social care and support to LGBTI and other vulnerable population who have high risk of HIV infection; empower them with adequate knowledge on reproductive and sexual health and rights issues and advocate for new prevention strategies to further control the spread of HIV among the general population in Nigeria. The empowerment takes into cognizance the social, economic, religious, and political challenges associated with sexuality and sexual health, especially as it relates to men and HIV.

By promoting access to reliable, up-to-date treatment and care through community and individual intermediaries, IMH-Initiative enable LGBTI and other vulnerable population make informed choices about their health, to optimize their quality of life, to control the progression of HIV and other opportunist infections, and reduce the impact of side effects.

Over the years, IMH-Initiative has established functional and viable networks and representations at international, national and community levels in furtherance of her vision, mission and objectives..

A Constitution was developed and adopted by the founding delegate’s assembly, who also elected the Coordinator. A Board of 5 trustees was constituted and in 2011, the organization achieved legal status from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria, under the new name INITIATIVE FOR IMPROVED MALE HEALTH CAC/IT/NO44459

OUR MISSION

TO LEAD THE EFFORT OF HIV PREVENTION, TREATMENT, CARE, AND SUPPORT FOR LGBTI AND THEIR PARTNERS THROUGH CAPACITY BUILDING, ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT IN NIGERIA

OUR VISION

TO SEE A NIGERIA WHERE EVERY CITIZEN WILL HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH AND LEGAL SERVICES

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DIRECTION AND RESULTS

With a fresh perspective on our mission, understanding best practices, and the environment in which it operates, IMH-Initiative is pursuing the following strategic direction/objectives:

  • To promote fundamental human rights and equality in Nigeria
  • To provide access to free and comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support information services for LGBTI in Nigeria
  • To empower health care providers with appropriate knowledge and skills to provide positive and unbiased services to LGBTI in Nigeria
  • To provide and sustain a platform for LGBTIs from various works of life to come together, exchange ideas through the instrument of peer support groups and exchange program to other LGBTI CBOs in Nigeria and beyond
  • To provide adequate education to members of the community on reduction of intra-community stigma and violence in Nigeria