We Run Programmes that Promote the Health and Protection of Women and Children
What We Do
We promote breastfeeding, complimentary feeding, food fortification, and healthy diets. Good nutrition for babies in the first 1,000 days from pregnancy to two years of age is critical to enable all children to live healthier and more productive lives.
— Family Planning
Adequate family planning allows families to attain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of pregnancies. CHAI achieves this through the promotion of the use of contraceptive methods for women and couples. It is essential to securing the well-being and autonomy of women, while supporting the health and development of communities.
CHAI is a member of the Girl Generation Global Group to end Female Genital Mutilation on the continent. Over 20 million girls have undergone FGM in Nigeria, which ultimately leads to premature death as well as leave many physically and psychologically damaged for life. We are part of the movement to end FGM in one generation.
We work with states in the country to run demand creation campaigns in local communities ensuring that mothers are aware of their postnatal care practices. Our goal is to improve the immunization coverage in the country and protect babies from diseases such as measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and polio.
Malaria prevalence in Nigeria is at 71%, and in collaboration with key stakeholders in the public and private sector, we intervene from the grassroot level in local communities to implement malaria eradication campaigns.
— Child Protection
Protection of children from violence, abuse, and neglect is our priority. We advocate for states to invest in children, especially the girl child, and stop early marriage. Our goal is to give every girl the opportunity to mature to adulthood by 2030. Child protectiion and rights is everyones responsibility – SEE SOMETHING, SAY IT!.
What We Have Done So Far!
CHAI Launches NutriMums Support Group
CHAI launched a new initiative called the NutriMums support group to provide free counseling and support to encourage exclusive breastfeeding for mothers.
2nd Batch of COVID-19 Palliatives Distributed To Mothers in Lagos
CHAI disburses a second batch of COVID19 palliatives to Lagosians. As the lockdown was extended, more families needed support to manage the pandemic.
COVID-19 Palliatives Distributed To Mothers in Need in Lagos
Due to the unfortunate Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic, families had to stay at home to prevent contracting the virus. To assist, CHAI distributed palliatives to some mothers in Lagos.
Advocacy Visit to Her Excellency First Lady of Lagos State
During the visit of CHAI to the First Lady of Lagos state Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu to brief her on CHAI activities and commend her for her support towards the World Breastfeeding Week celebration.
Advocacy Visit to the Hon. Commissioner for Health Lagos State
During the advocacy visit by CHAI to the Hon. Commissioner for Health Lagos State – Prof Akin Abayomi to advocate for increase in budgetary allocation to health, and timely release of funds allocated.
Presentation of the CHAI Excellence Award to the First Lady of Lagos
CHAI ED, Mrs. Lola Alonge presents the CHAI Excellence Award to Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the First Lady of Lagos State for her role in supporting healthcare projects promoting the well-being of women and children in Lagos.
Nutrition/Breastfeeding Campaign at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital
Immunization & Family Planning Training and Awareness Campaign
Training and community awareness campaign for women civil society organizations in 10 LGA’s in Lagos state by CHAI to increase uptake for family planning and Immunization within communities in the state.
Nutrition Workshop with Dep. Governor of Lagos and UN Ass. Secretary General
CHAI ED Mrs.Elizabeth Lola Alonge and H.E Mrs Oluremi Hamzat wife of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State. During the meeting with Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary General. This is a great synergy to promote good nutrition and social economic development.
Micro-Nutrient Conference with First Lady of Kaduna and UN Ass. Sec. General
CHAI ED Elizabeth Lola Alonge with H.E Aisha(ummi) Garba El-Rufai First Lady Kaduna state and Gerda Verburg UN Assistant Secretary General during the National Micronutrient Conference 2019 in Abuja.
NEPAD Rice Fortification Summit with DSM Intl. and FFI in Abuja
During the recent NEPAD Business Group Rice Fortification Summit in Abuja. NEPAD Board Chairman Dr Mrs Nike Akande, CHAI ED, Lola Alonge, and representatives from DSM International and Food Fortification Initiative all participated during the summit to kick start discussion on rice fortification in Nigeria.
CHAI Participates in the Launch of Global Nutrition Report in Rome, Italy
Mrs. Alonge represents CHAI at the recent Global Nutrition Launch in Rome, Italy. Lauren Landis – Head of Nutrition for the World Food Programme (WFP) and CHAI ED represented in the picture.
CHAI Organizes Mothers Support Group Programme in Lagos
CHAI hosts a mother’s support group programme for mothers in Lagos. Mrs. Lola Alonge”s “Breastfeeding Made Easy” book was also distributed to the mothers to guide them with nutrition tips.
CHAI Book Presentation at the Anglican Women’s Conference
The CHAI team presents Mrs. Lola Alonge’s Nutrition book “Breastfeeding Made Easy” to mothers at the Anglican women’s conference in Lagos.
#Fund Naija Health Launch and Health Financing Dialogue
During the Health Financing Dialogue and Launch of #Fund Naija Health campaign in Lagos state.Presentation by Mrs. Lola Alonge, CHAI ED and Country Director Mamaye, Dr Tunde Segun to commissioner fo Health, Chair House Health and others.
NEPAD Business Group / Small and Medium Business Association
Meeting with NEPAD Business Group and Small and Medium Business Association of Nigeria. Featured in the pictures are: CHAI ED (Director of NEPAD) Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande (Chairman NEPAD) and others.
Breastfeeding Counselling & Presentation of Gifts to Mothers in Ojodu PHC
Breastfeeding counselling and presentation of gifts to mothers at Ojodu Primary Health Centre by CHAI – Executive Director (UN Scaling Up Nutrition Champion for Nigeria)
Mrs. Buhari Invites CHAI to Participate in her RMNCH + Nutrition Workshop
CHAI CEO was one of the partners at the Advocacy Workshop on RMNCH+ Nutrition organised by Mrs.Buhari (Future Assured) to support governor’s wives in South West Nigeria. Picture with first ladies and development partners (UNFPA,MamaYe-DFID etc)
CHAI Presents Nutrition Gift Packs to Less Privileged Mothers in Lagos
CHAI CEO was at Onikan General Hospital in Lagos to give nutrition gift packs to less privileged mothers and educate them on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.
CHAI ED wins Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Award for Nigeria – United Nation Mrs. Lola
Mrs. Lola Alonge, emerged the scaling up nutrition champion (SUN) for Nigeria – a United Nations network. At the event in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, she became victorious after competiting with first ladies from different states for the prominent award. The SUN Movement Global Gathering represents an ideal moment to recognise nutrition champions’ efforts and support them to keep banging the nutrition drum. In 2017, Nutrition champion awards are being issued to women and men who have made an outstanding contribution towards scaling up nutrition..
Mamajoy Breastfeeding Suite Deployed in a Church in Lagos to Promote Breastfeeding for Mothers
CHAI deploys its health innovation – Mamajoy Breastfeeding Suites in Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral Church in Lagos to promote breastfeeding in public spaces, and reduce the malnutrition rate in children under 5 years. The suites can be installed in churches, offices, malls, parks, airports, etc, and features leather chairs, an air conditioner, a table, electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump, and a door that can be locked for privacy.
CHAI ED meets with Jim Ovia, Dr. Umar-Sadiq at the PHN Innovation Programme
CHAI ED, Lola Alonge, Jim Ovia, Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq and many more attend the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria’s Innovator Accelerator program held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos. Where innovators and entrepreneurs in health are showcased and rewarded for their exceptional efforts in contributing to improving health outcomes in Nigeria. Other organisations such as Zenith Bank, Etisalat, and many more were also in attendance.
Malaria To Zero Project in Partnership with Access Bank and PSHAN
Malaria To Zero (MTZ) Campaign- CHAI partners with Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), Access Bank, Dangote Group, Hacey, Zenith Bank, Stanbic IBTC, GBC Health, Huawei in the fight to combat and eradicate Malaria in Nigeria. On April 25th – World Malaria Day, the consortium also came together to celebrate the campaign by distributing LLINs to mothers,traditional rulers, schoold, and children in local communities in Osun and Lagos state.
CHAI Launches Health Innovation - Mamajoy Breastfeeding Suites in Nigeria
CHAI launches its nutrition innovation – Mamajoy Breastfeeding Suite to promote breastfeeding in public areas for mothers. It will be situated in malls, religious centres, airports, and many more.
CHAI Collaborates with Lagos State to Host DSVRT Child Protection Workshop
On March 30th, 2017 CHAI collaborated with the Lagos state government to host a DSVRT training programme for Safeguarding and Child Protection responders in Lagos state. It was organised for school administrators, counsellors, and police officers within the state.
CHAI ED, Lola Alonge receives the Award of Professional Excellence
CHAI ED – Lola Alonge, received an award of professional excellence from Active Projectile Ltd and Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in Muson Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
CHAI CEO – Lola Alonge Wins Mamaye Heroine Award in Nigeria
CHAI CEO, Mrs. Lola Alonge wins the Mamaye Heroine Award for her contribution to the improvement of Maternal and Newborn Health in Nigeria
CHAI Participates in the End FGM Conference at Oxford University, UK
The CHAI team attends the End Female Genital Mutilation Conference held at the Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The attendees included policy makers, private sector, city leaders, and NGOs.
CHAI Organizes a Nutrition Programme for Mothers in Lagos State
CHAI organizes a Breastfeeding Programme in Lagos State to educate the women on the importance of proper breastfeeding practices in the growth and well-being of their babies.
Lola Alonge Distributes Free Copies of Her Second Book ‘Breastfeeding Made Easy'
CHAI Runs End FGM Campaign in Oworonshoki Community
CHAI runs an End FGM campaign for parents and leaders of the Kosofe community in Oworonshoki, Lagos State. The campaign utilized the religious centres (churches and mosques) to on the dangers of FGM.
CHAI’s Child Protection Billboards Displayed in Communities in Lagos
CHAI collaborates with the Lagos State government to mount and display billboards all around the state to promote Child Protection and the well-being of women and children in the country.
The Guardian UK Global Media Campaign Held in Nigeria
CHAI participates in the Guardian Global Media Campaign (GGMC) held in Nigeria to empower activists all over Nigeria.
CHAI Organises a Children’s Day Party for Children in Lagos
CHAI organizes a children’s day party in Lagos state to celebrate the lives and well-being of children in the state. The clebration consisted of food, drinks, and games to ensure the children had a fun day.