IHVN and Gede Agreement

 Gede Foundation Managing Director, John Minto, and IHVN CEO, Dr. Patrick Dakum, signing a letter of agreement between the two organizations.

Gede Foundation Managing Director, John Minto, and IHVN CEO, Dr. Patrick Dakum, signing a letter of agreement between the two organizations.

Today, the Gede Foundation signed a Letter of Agreement with the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN -  http://ihvnigeria.org/ihvnweb/webnew/which will govern the work the two agencies undertake in relation to the large prevalence survey of depression, alcohol abuse disorder and suicidality among people living positively with HIV-AIDS in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. The survey (to be undertaken in 2015) represents the first stage in a project which will eventually see the integration of common mental disorders into HIV-AIDS care and support.

The initiative has also engaged major partners and collaborators such as the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and the Network of People Living With HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN). Watch this space (www.gedefoundation.org) for updates on the prevalence survey of 1200 people living positively which will start later this month.