Dear Yahaya,

My name is Zubaida Abubakar, I am the RH/PMTCT officer working with FHI-GHAIN. Let me start by thanking you for the copy of PIDE’s 2007 annual report sent through the then senior RH/PMTCT advisor, Dr. Usman Gwarzo, your work with youth is applauded.

I want to take this opportunity to introduce your organization (in case you have not come across them), to some of the tools that the YouthNet project produced which, FHI is ensuring their utilization through support of the interagency Youth Working Group. The Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG) provides global technical leadership to advance the reproductive health and HIV/AIDS outcomes of young people ages 10-24 in developing countries.

The tools include:
1- Family Life Education- A handbook for adults working with youth from a Christian perspective

2- Teaching adults to communicate with youth from the Muslim and Christian perspectives

3- HIV counseling and testing for Youth (A manual for providers)

4- Standards for Peer education programs

5- Performance improvement: A resource for Youth Peer Education managers

Please for more information visit:
http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/FLE/index.htm-- on the FHI site and see attached document.

These tools are used in various countries either in the original form or adapted and are of benefit to many organizations such as yours that work with youth.

We would be pleased to introduce these tools in the form of manuals and technical assistance to your organization should you be interested, in an effort to sustain FHI-GHAIN’s support to PIDE.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or to arrange a meeting.

I look forward to hearing from you


Zubaida Abubakar MSc PH
FHI-Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN)
Plot 1073-A1 GODAB Plaza,
J. S. Tarka Street, Area 3,
P.M.B. 44, Garki - Abuja.
Tel: 234-9-461-5552; Fax: 234-9-461-5511
Mobile: 0808 5643568
Email: zabubakar@ghain.org



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