NEPWHAN Management Board

Victor Omoshehin

Victor Olaore Omoshehin

National Coordinator

victoromosehin@yahoo.com

 

Victor Omoshehin was the immediate past National Secretary of NEPWHAN and currently the National Coordinator of NEPWHAN which is the central coordinating network for one of the largest network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in the world.

 

He started his career in social work in 2003, when he was identified and trained by Society for Family Health (SFH) as a Peer Educator to serve young people and most at risk population in his community. He quickly joined Potters Care Support Group in 2005 and moved to Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA) between 2005 through 2006.

 

Omoshehin became the fourth President of Badia Youth Vanguard (BYV) in Ijora, Badia Area of Apapa Iganmu in Lagos State between 2005-2006, where he was able to build the capacities of aspirants contesting for political offices from Chairmanship, State house of Assembly to counsellorship candidates from all the Political Parties under Apapa L.G.A and Apapa Iganmu Local Government Areas of Lagos State. His leadership mobilized over 3, 500 members to access free HIV counselling and testing services in collaboration with Doctors without Borders in 2006.

 

In 2006, Victor established Vanguard Plus Initiative (VPI), a support group of people living with HIV and AIDS that cares for young people, sex workers, ex-convicts and injection drug users living with HIV in the Badia Slum community of Lagos State. Through his effort, the Society for Family Health in partnership with Doctors without Borders were able to build the only accessible community health care centre in the Ajeromi Community area of Badia East in Lagos State.

 

Victor has worked with Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) as Treatment Adherence Counsellor and as Communication/Access Campaigner from 2006 through 2008. Victor was the immediate past National Coordinator and Program Director of Association of Positive Youth Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (APYIN). He was a pioneer and founding member of APYIN from 2008 – 2010.

 

Omoshehin has worked with Heartland Alliance International Nigeria as Program/Technical Advisor under the Integrated MARPS HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme supported by UNAIDS from April 16th 2010 through 2012. Victor is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA), a fellow of Chartered Institute of Project Management (CIPM) Ghana, a Fellow of Institute of Humanitarian Studies and Social Development (FIHSD), a graduate of Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife.

 

He holds an Executive Masters in Project Management from Project Management College UK, an advance Diploma in Petroleum Distribution management from College of Aviation and Management Studies (CAMS) now Centre for Aviation and Management Studies. He is a product of National Teacher’s Institute and holds numerous certifications to his credits from various institutes with several awards from organizations and institutions of learning.

 

He was among the Nigerian ambassadors to Ghana who helped to strengthen the establishment of Ghana Network of People living with HIV and AIDS in 2005.

 

He was a Nigeria representative to the Global Conservative Forum on the Rights of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Addiss Ababa, Ethiopia in 2005 where over 100 participants represented over 30 countries to develop a global document which aided advocacy and campaign for access to sexual reproductive health and rights of People Living with HIV around the globe.

 

Omoshehin has mobilized over N80 Million Naira through Proposal writing from Oxfam Novibs in the Netherlands to sponsor a project title “Promoting Access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Education among Young People in Northern Nigeria” The project has trained and mobilized over 10,000 young people both positive and negative to sensitize their communities on SRHR issues and mobilize young people to make informed decisions about their lives.

 

Omoshehin with the assistant of his team mates has formed several support groups for young people living with HIV and most at risk populations in Lagos, Abuja, and Rivers among other States in Nigeria. He has mentored and built the capacities of over 100 young people across Nigeria in programing, administration and social works between 2008 till date.

 

Omoshehin is a treatment advocate and the Patient community Mobilizer for the Treatment Action Movement of Nigeria (TAM), now Treatment Access Mobilizers Nigeria (TAM) which led the nations protest and advocated for the elimination of the user fees for HIV medication in Nigeria during the International Conference on HIV & STIs in Africa (ICASA) in 2005. He played a major role with members of his treatment action movement who forced Nigerian Government through the Federal Ministry of Health and National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to withdraw the circulation of locally made antiretroviral medications which does not have the WHO pre-qualification certificate in Nigeria.

 

Omoshehin is a Board of Trustees (BOT) member of Society for Development of Artisans Initiative in Nigeria and a management board member of the Prime Initiative for Green Development (PIGD).

 

Victor Olaore was nominated as the Welfare Director for Celestial Church of Christ, Prophets and Prophetess Council worldwide and also the Medical Outreach Coordinator for Abuja Youth Organization in 2015, where he has worked alone with his team members to mobilized over 10, 000 community members to access free HIV screening, Malaria screening, screening for blood pressure, sugar level test and distributed over 15, 000 long lasting insecticides mosquito nets and cloths to the less privileges in Ondo, Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Abuja and Nasarawa States.

 

To contact Victor Olaore Omoshehin, send mail to victoromosehin@yahoo.com

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