Enabling HIV/AIDS, TB and Social Sector Environment Project
Active from 2004 to 2009, Pathfinder International's Enabling HIV/AIDS, TB and Social Sector Environment (ENHANSE) project worked with religious leaders and faith-based organizations in northern Nigeria to raise awareness of issues involving HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and safe motherhood. This organization was one of the first to gain acceptance in this Muslim-dominated area. ENHANSE trained imams on ways to incorporate health-related information in their sermons and community outreach, and also worked to sensitize religious leaders on topics of reproductive health. Lastly, the ENHANSE program provided community leaders with the knowledge and support to influence public opinion and government policy. ENHANSE was funded partially by USAID.