The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization established to promote better health outcomes for all Nigerians through creation of strong and sustainable health systems. The organization evolved from Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) in 2011 and has continued to support family-focused, comprehensive high-quality, HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities in Nigeria .
The establishment of CIHP is consistent with global orientation towards the orderly transfer of program management and implementation responsibilities of donor-supported programs to indigenous organizations. This is aimed at increasing local ownership, funding effectiveness and strengthening of local talent for the adequate provision of quality technical assistance for healthcare and development in Nigeria. The organisation operates multi-sectoral projects across four states – Benue, Gombe, Kaduna and Kogi- supporting the provision of comprehensive high-quality, family focused HIV/AIDS services to men, women and children including infants and pregnant women. Currently CIHP has presence in a total of ten (10) states of Nigeria.
Our project goal and objectives substantially contributes to the Government of Nigeria (GoN), National HIV/AIDS Strategic framework, the GoN/ United State Government (USG) Partnership Framework on HIV/AIDS 2010-2015 and PEPFAR’s global 3-12-12 targets. In order to achieve development in a sustainable manner, CIHP promotes gender equity and empowerment of women, creates awareness and sensitizes communities against harmful practices.