SFH Intensifies Campaign To Curb HIV/AIDS​​

The Society for Family Health (SFH) has embarked on an adolescent-friendly campaign against HIV/AIDS by engaging young persons in the campaign as doctors and support providers for those infected.

Key Achievements

(2019 - 2023)


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Focus Areas

SFH focuses on 6 key areas, each area has been carefully identified and selected as an area that greatly affects and can make a difference in the health of vulnerable families across the globe.


Clean and safe water system

The Society for Family Health (SFH) launched its Safe Water System project in 2004, with the goal of reducing childhood morbidity and mortality, while minimising diarrhoeal disease among the general population as a whole and continues to implement safe water system projects nationwide.

HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment

The overall goal of the project is to reduce HIV/AIDS-related mortality and morbidity. SFH is responsible for objective 2 of the program, which aims at expanding access to HIV testing and counseling services to cover all 37 States of the country.

Malaria prevention and treatment

To achieve Malaria prevention and treatment, SFH works closely with the Federal Ministry of Health on technical matters, education, training, and coordinating policy and research. The society for Family Health (SFH) is dedicated to improving the health of mothers

Maternal and child health care

SFH has worked with partners to strengthen MNCH by delivering evidence-based, scalable programs that affect women and children’s lives, and strengthen thought leadership and policy reforms across the MNCH spectrum. 

Health and social system strengthening

The Society for Family Health supports the government to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviors, support Primary Health Care delivery systems

Family planning and reproductive health

One of the founding principles of SFH was to promote and support the practice of Child Spacing through Family planning; spacing births for three to five years to allow children to develop and grow while allowing mothers to recover between pregnancies.

Partners, Donors And Investors

SFH as a global organisation works with and is being funded by a variety of bilateral and multilateral agencies

Who Are We?

Society for Family Health

SFH started as a Nigerian non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in partnership with communities, government, donors and the private sector for universal health coverage and social justice of all Nigerians. We deploy health system strengthening and total market approaches in a bid to unify the private and public health sectors to scale an Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) offering of good quality to all Nigerians.

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