Established in 2000, Education as a Vaccine (EVA) is working to improve the health and quality of life of adolescents and young people in Nigeria. EVA’s programming priorities are sexual and reproductive health, basic education and child health, and HIV/AIDS prevention education.
IWHC supports EVA’s work to ensure that young people’s health needs, including sexual and reproductive health, are adequately addressed in national laws, policies, and programs.
EVA envisions a Nigeria where children and young people reach their full potential, and works to build and implement innovative and sustainable mechanisms for improved quality of life for vulnerable children and young people.
Since its establishment, the organization has successfully contributed to improvement in the health and development of more than 700,000 children and young people in Nigeria.
Through its Youth Advocacy Group, EVA has educated more than 6,800 young people on national policies that impact their health and rights, engaged 65 policymakers and implementers of youth and sexual reproductive health and rights programs, and increased media coverage of youth sexual health and rights issues.
EVA has vast experience managing HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs in secondary schools, and has significantly contributed to the development of youth HIV/AIDS and reproductive health policies at national and local levels.