The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization established to promote better health outcomes for all Nigerians through partnerships. The organization evolved from Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) which has supported family-focused, comprehensive high-quality, HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities in Nigeria over the last five years.
This broad multi-sectorial project has operated in six states namely Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Benue, Kogi, Gombe and Cross River supporting the provision of comprehensive high-quality, family focused HIV/AIDS services to over 400, 000 beneficiaries reaching men, women, and children including infants and pregnant women. 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.
To achieve development in a sustainable manner, CIHP promotes gender equity and empowerment of women. In line with the millennium development goals, CIHP creates awareness and sensitizes communities against harmful practices.