What We
Care About
  • Ending preventable sickness and death among women and children.
  • Strengthening the role of youths in health and development.
  • Supporting the emergence of resilient and sustainable systems for health.
Ending Preventable
On a mission to support health system mechanisms at national, sub national, and community levels to end preventable sicknesses and deaths, particularly those affecting women and children
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Partnering with
PY4H initiative strengthens the role of youths in health and development. Launched in 2016,it encourages young people to make an impact on the health of disadvantaged communities
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Emergence of Stronger
Health Systems
CHESIDS aligns with WHO's building blocks for Health System Strengthening (HSS) and engages in dialogue and interventions at national and sub-national levels towards building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH).
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Partnering with Youths for Health

The Partnering with Youths for Health (PY4H) initiative strengthens the role of youths in health and development.

The Next Hundred

An initiative aimed at bringing change to communities through youths, one hundred at a time.

Women in Public Health Leadership

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Are you a young graduate based in Kano with a passion to address the numerous public health challenges facing Nigeria?

Do you seek an opportunity to hone your skills and gain the competencies needed to create a positive impact in the public health and development sector?

If yes, then this program is for you!!

The Next Hundred Public Health Stewards (TNH-PHS) program is a flagship initiative by Centre for Health Systems Support and Initiatives for Development (CHESIDS), aimed at increasing the role of youth in health and development by equipping young public health enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills relevant in public health practice. The program seeks to fill the learning gap by championing leadership and competence building through a deliberate mentorship program where young professionals undergo an integrative public health learning experience.

We are happy to announce that the application for Cohort 9 of the program is open.

Benefits of the Program

  • Learn from Subject Matter Experts in the public health sector.
  • Access exciting career opportunities.
  • Gain 3 months of immersive experience in public health organizations.
  • Expand your professional network.
  • Collaborate and co-create projects that address public health challenges in Nigeria

  • Applicants must have a relevant degree.
  • Applicants must be interested in public health.
  • Applicants must follow CHESIDS on social media
  • Applicants must be based in Kano
  • Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old.

Selection Criteria
Applications would be reviewed holistically to determine the best fit for the program. Successful candidates would be contacted through email, with notifications about the program start date. CHESIDS is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all abilities.

NOTE: Falsification of the applicant’s details would lead to total disqualification

Application closing date: 24th June 2024

Click here to apply: https://bit.ly/3RnmCuN

As part of the activities to mark this year’s cervical cancer awareness month, CHESIDS team were at Ankpa ward, Makurdi, Benue State last weekend to enlighten a group of parents and their daughters about Human Papillomavirus, Cervical cancer and HPV Vaccine, as well as administer the HPV Vaccine to some young girls free of charge.

This project was executed by CHESIDS in collaboration with WOHEPI; her Benue-based partner NGO, through The Next Hundred young girls receiving HPV vaccine”, an initiative aimed at supporting young girls to be vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus.

This initiative is in line with the WHO 90-70-90 Strategy of eliminating cervical cancer, which proposes that by 2030, 90% of girls below 15 years would be fully vaccinated against HPV.

Twenty young girls aged 9-15 years were beneficiaries of this initiative.

Join the fight against cervical cancer! Vaccinate your child today! You can also support a child to be vaccinated by clicking on the “donate now”.

The Next Hundred Public Health Stewards training started in September 2021. So far, we have trained 5 cohorts of stewards, giving rise to the need to have an Alumni network. The maiden edition of The Next Hundred Public Health Stewards Alumni reunion took place on the 2nd-3rd December 2022. This event brought together all the past stewards, creating opportunities for networking and sharing ideas among the stewards.

Highlights of the event were the impactful lectures delivered by keynote speakers as well as the brainstorming sessions among the stewards on the public health projects to be executed in collaboration with CHESIDS.

Some National Youth Service Corps members from the National Agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) were invited to the event to gain insights about the objectives of CHESIDS and the TNH initiative. According to them, it was an eye-opening experience, which exposed them to various career opportunities in the public health space.

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How Can You Help?

We believe in collaborative work. You can volunteer your time, your expertise or donate to our cause.

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