SFH trains 100 law enforcement officers on human rights in HIV services

The Society for Family Health (SFH) has initiated the training of 100 law enforcement officers on gender, human diversity, and a human rights approach to HIV service delivery.

Conducted under the Key Population Community HIV Services for Action and Response (KP-CARE 2) Project, supported by USAID and implemented by SFH across eight states, the training aims to enhance personnel capacity in addressing human rights protection issues and HIV prevalence.

Mr AbdulHamid Salihu, SFH Chief of Party, highlighted the significance of this training in the national HIV fight during his opening remarks on Monday in Sokoto.

He emphasised the theme of the three-day event, “To Create a Safer and more Secure Environment for Everyone,” focusing on strengthening the participants’ understanding of human rights protection and HIV prevalence.

Salihu acknowledged the crucial role law enforcement agencies play in SFH’s public health programs, including HIV/AIDS service delivery, research, and general security provision, especially among key and priority populations.

SFH’s programs focus on marginalized populations, often facing significant law enforcement challenges and human rights issues.

Salihu reiterated SFH’s commitment to supporting law enforcement agents and their vital role in ensuring communities’ access to improved health and human rights in Nigeria.

The training, attended by personnel from various law enforcement agencies and state HIV/AIDS control agencies, is expected to enhance their capacity in effective and humane policing, particularly concerning marginalised populations.

The project aims to reduce HIV incidence and mitigate its impact by providing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, while addressing structural barriers to accessing these services.

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