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Welcome to CHAI


Child Health Advocacy Initiative (CHAI) is an initiative of BASICS 11 United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The focus of the Organization is to promote child survival in Nigeria. We work with the federal, state, and local governments, along with local and international organisations to tackle maternal and child health issues in Nigeria. Our 6 focus areas are: Nutrition, Female Genital Mutilation, Malaria, Routine Immunization,  Safe Motherhood & Girl Rights, Child Education & Protection,.


Key Programmes Dates :

  • Intl. day of Zero tolerance for FGM – Feb 6 (Billboard and Newspaper Adverts)
  • Intl. Women’s Day – March 8 (Radio/TV shows)
  • World Health day – April 7 (Community visits)
  • World Malaria day – April 25 (Television / Radio talk shows)
  • Children’s day – May 27 (Speaking events in primary & secondary schools)
  • Day of the African child – June 16 Use of advocates (opinion leaders, childrens’ parliament)
  • World breastfeeding week – August 1 – 6​ (Awareness campaigns at churches and mosques)
  • Intl. Day of the Girl Child – October 11 (advocacy visits to communities)
  • Intl. day for the elimination of violence against (Advocacy visits at the federal, state, and local government level)
  • 16 days Activism for Women & Girls – Nov 25 – Dec 10 (Collaboration with international NGO’s)
  • World AIDS day – December 1 (Community level advocacy visits)
  • Christmas Celebration – December 20 – 25 (visits to hospitals & orphanages)

World Breastfeeding Week, Breastfeeding Sensitisation Video 2019

How to End FGM Article in the Guardian Newspaper

Aisha Buhari (First Lady) and Lola Alonge Speak on the Kidnapped Chibok School Girls

Woman Rights Article in the Guardian Newspaper

Lola Alonge Speaks on Zero Tolerance to FGM with TV Continental

Nutrition Article in the Guardian Newspaper

CHAI presents FGM Music Video (ft. Med Students & Notable Leaders)

Safe Motherhood Article in the Guardian Newspaper

Executive Team

Mrs. Lola Alonge

Executive Director

Board Member

Mrs. Alonge is the current Executive Director of Child Health Advocacy Initiative. She is the current United Nations Scaling Up Nutrition champion for Nigeria (SUN), a consultant with USAID, and an advocate for Save the Children International.

She is also a current member of the Lagos State Maternal & Child Mortality Reduction Committee, and the author of two Nutrition books titled “Baby & Child Care” and “Breastfeeding Made Easy”. She is a notable nutrition expert in Nigeria, and a child rights advocate.

Dr. (Mrs.) Nike Akande

Former Minister of Industry (Nigeria), Economist & Accountant

Advisory Board Member

Chief (Mrs.) Eniola Fadayomi

Chairman of Council of the Institute of Directors Nigeria

Advisory Board Member

HRH. Omoba Abiola Dosumu

The Erelu Kuti IV of Lagos & Successful Business Woman

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. Tutu Odunayo

Honeywell Group

Advisory Board Member

Our Partners