RCF is positioned to strengthening public health systems through support to key reference laboratories and make them functional, by providing training, quality control and quality assurance, and patient monitoring system.
Our mission at Reach Care Foundation is to provide quality health care services for all.
Our vision is to reduce the burden of diseases by improving Health Research and health intervention services and to build a world-class public health institution in Nigeria..
REACH CARE FOUNDATION-NIGERIA (RCF-N) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Nigeria (CAC/IT/NO 27540) established to conduct Public Health activities with initial emphasis on acute and incidence studies of HIV infection in Nigeria among ante-natal clinic attendees, and other Most-At-Risk-Population using walk-in and the mobile HCT models to screen and follow-up study cohorts. RCFN project started in 2005 with its headquarters at Gwarinpa, Abuja.
The project was funded by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA in collaboration with University of Maryland and Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore. The project now covers two centers in Abuja with nine satellite sites in 9 States, namely Nasarawa, Niger, Kaduna, Plateau, Gombe, Yobe Benue, Kano, Katsina and FCT
Reach Care Foundation-Nigeria operational office opened in 2006. Since then, it has been partnering with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) the Nigeria’s Ministry of Health in implementing and driving the HIV/AIDS response in Nigeria, by providing the following services; HIV counseling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, palliative care, Tuberculosis/HIV co-infection, antiretroviral treatment and adherence counseling, laboratory and health workforce capacity building.
In collaboration with CDC and IHV the RCF is strengthening laboratory systems and networks in Nigeria and intends to provide technical leadership and direct assistance to the Nigeria’s public health system in the areas of strategic information management, public health laboratory and human capacity development.
Reach Care Foundation-Nigeria is positioned to strengthening public health systems through support to key reference laboratories and make them functional, by providing training, quality control and quality assurance, and patient monitoring system. RCF shall also strengthen the national surveillance and health information systems, support the innovative use of cell phone and Internet technology to develop a national-level reporting systems that could be adopted by all States of the Federation.
RCFN is establishing training programs to build local capacity to respond to disease outbreaks, including support for avian (H5N1), swine (H1N1) influenza, Lassa, Marburg and Ebola surveillance and Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
RCFN also undertakes actions to deliver effective, efficient, quality and affordable health services in collaboration with local and international organizations. It has the potential of engaging internationally trained faculty based in Abuja and elsewhere in Nigeria, and currently has distance learning capacity at its main office, and has the ability to secure and put to use such facilities and additional infrastructure as needed.
Reach Care Foundation is guided by the need to improve quality health care services in Nigeria in partnership with national and International organisation and agencies. This will be based on national health policy, national health strategic plan following national and international guidelines and regulations.
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of RCF is to implement public health program that delivers quality and need-based affordable health services in Nigeria in the areas of global health, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support, Typhoid and Malaria, treatment for dog and snake bites and other animal bites cases of clinical significance, human and laboratory capacity building, infrastructure and health system strengthening..
- Scale-up and increase access to HIV/AIDS care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)
- Scale-up and increase access to HCT and linkages to treatment, care and support for pregnant women to complement the PMTCT programmes
- Increase access to HCT Most-At-Risk and Hard-To-Reach Populations using the Mobile HCT (mHCT) model
- Increase awareness and educate the general populace on proper and consistent use of condom and other ways of preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by employing campaign and advocacy strategies that will incorporate community and faith based organizations participation
- Conduct research and consultancy study on HIV/AIDS and other related public health interventions that will add value to health status