Achievers Improved Health Initiative (AIHI) is a Key Population Led organization founded in 2014, to address the health and rights needs of diverse marginalized/minority persons in northern Nigeria. This was in response to the effect of the syncretism of culture and religion in the north that exacerbates their
lived experiences, leaving them more vulnerable to stigma and discrimination.
Our primary purpose was to provide quality information and access to services that would reduce stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, non-conforming identities, and improve quality of life.
Today, our work has expanded to incorporate broader aspects of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, mental health, empowerment, advocacy, and we have adopted principles to drive actionable steps towards strategic movement building, inclusion, dismantling of biases, advocacy and transformative leadership in the full realization of human rights.
AIHI understands that discrimination against persons living with HIV intersects with other sources of discrimination including ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion and sociocultural background, which can further limit access and deepen inequalities.
A world where diverse marginalized/minority persons are treated with dignity and respect, and are fully empowered to make healthy choices.
In cultivating a welcoming and safe environment where community members can thrive, AIHI works to protect and promote the rights, independence, dignity, health and well-being of diverse marginalized/minority persons.