Action Health, Incorporated was awarded $4,431,000 between 1991 and 2017, including 15 grants in Population & Reproductive Health, On Nigeria, and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.


2017 • 3 years • On Nigeria

Established in 1989, Lagos-based Action Health, Incorporated, is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting young people’s health and development to ensure their successful transition to healthy and productive adulthood. This award enables the organization to track and advocate for accountability in the Home Grown School Feeding Program in 60 schools in Ogun State. The organization is training and deploying monitors from target communities to track and document implementation of the feeding program, holding stakeholder meetings to review results and identify challenges and opportunities for improvement, and making advocacy visits to feeding program stakeholders. The project contributes to On Nigeria’s goal of reducing corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance.


2014 • 2 years, 2 months • Population & Reproductive Health

Staff from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Uganda and Nigeria, representatives from the Government of Uganda, and key education non-governmental organization (NGOs) are participating in a one-week study tour in Nigeria to visit sexuality education programs. The purpose of the trip is to provide Ugandan officials with a better understanding of how sexuality education can be institutionalized and scaled-up as well as to share lessons learned between the Ugandan and Nigerian experts. Findings from the trip are shared with key Ugandan stakeholders.


2012 • 3 years, 7 months • Population & Reproductive Health

This grant to Action Health Incorporated aims at promoting youth sexual and reproductive health by contributing to the scale-up of teacher training in the Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education curriculum and to scaling up of youth-friendly services through pre-service training of nurses and midwives. The project will support the continued piloting of confidential youth friendly service models, and ongoing direct engagement with young people, including improving the use of social media in its work.


2010 • 1 year, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health

To promote pre-service Family Life and HIV Education quality assurance and youth-friendly reproductive health services in Nigeria (over 18 months).


2007 • 11 months • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

In support of expanded educational activities to increase the impact of sexual and reproductive health education in Nigeria and the region.


2007 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

In support of Family Life HIV/AIDS Education and pre-service training of teachers in Nigeria (over three years).


2006 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

In support of the evaluation of the implementation of a sexuality education curriculum in public schools in Lagos State, Nigeria (over three years).


2004 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

To implement the National Sexuality Education Curriculum in Lagos State (over three years).


2001 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

To increase young people's access to sex education (over three years).


1998 • 1 year • Population & Reproductive Health

To support the National Conference on Adolescent Reproductive Health.

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