Our Projects


The community System Strengthening Project is a Global Fund project aimed to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM). It played a catalyzing role in promoting the contribution of communities to fighting the three diseases. WJF implemented the project in 5 communities of Owan West Local Government of Edo State in 2013 and 2015. The project integrated ATM services through demand creation, escort and active referral the different services and strengthened effective linkage between the community and the health facility

Community Mobilization for Social Sensitization on Malaria Control Project was funded by Global Fund/ARFH through ACOMIN. We covered 40 communities of Esan Central, Owan East and West LGAs of Edo State through the following strategies: 1. Community Drama 2. Inter Personal Communication sessions during the Global Fund Round 8 Malaria program as sub-sub recipient. The key Messages Communicated was on Malaria Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. The messages were tailored to various target groups such as men, women and youths. Hang up, keep up demonstration of Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets (LLINs) were carried out to promote malaria prevention.

The European Union through EUMPP6 Program engaged WJF to conduct Community mobilization and Sensitization. Community Need Assessments were conducted in 12 communities of Esan South East, Esan North East, Igueben, Esan West and Central Local Governments Areas that benefited from the EU-MPP6 intervention through WJF. There was subsequent execution of 12 Micro Projects in the area of Construction and Equipping: Primary Health Care facilities, Four Classroom blocks and Income Generating Facilities across 12 Communities in Edo Central Senatorial District from 2006- 2008.

Edo SACA HIV Program Development Project (HPDP)

Edo SACA HIV Program Development Project (HPDP) II was funded by World Bank/Edo State Government. WJF was mandated to conduct activities on HIV Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission in Owan East and West Local Government Areas and Services delivery to 500 Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Esan North East LGA of Edo State in 2014 to 2015. Due to WJF outstanding performance, we were reengaged to implement the HPDPII Extension Project (2016-2017) to Mobilize service uptake of 1,500 pregnant women on PMTCT Services in Owan East, Owan West, Estako East, Central, and West, Akoko Edo LGAs.

State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) Project funded by World Bank/Edo State Government

Willi Johnson Foundation in partnership with Imade Foundation conducted an independent (third party) Monitoring of SEEFOR Projects for satisfactory performance through citizens’ inclusion and social accountability in project implementation. The project intent was  to demonstrate an integrated approach to improving Edo State Employment and Expenditure for result Projects through regular independent monitoring. WJF covered Edo North Senatorial District while monitoring the SEEFOR project and submitted report to Edo State Government in partnership with Imade Foundation. Projects monitored  were enriched with data analysis and recommendations on SEEFOR project outcomes placing greater emphasis on people factors in the delivery of the project, encouraging innovation, strengthening focus on productive strategies, and continuous quality improvement to reach every intended beneficiary.

WJF implemented the LAPOC4 Project (2016-2017) aimed at promoting regular uptake of screening services for early detection in Owan East and West and Estako Local Government Areas. Communities across the three LGAs were mobilized and sensitized on prevention and the management of cancer. Contact centre for the prevention and referral for regular cancer screening were selected in the LGA. Over 15,000 persons were reached with sensitization and 1,564 persons screened on Clinical Breast Examination, Cervical Screening, Prostate Screening.

GAVI CSO Constituency Project with funding support from GAVI/ACOMIN

Willi Johnson Foundation was engaged by The Civil Society Platform on Health – (CSPH) platform to use our extensive experience in community engagement to advocate for the functionality of Primary Health Care (PHC) and continue to mobilize community and LGA support and ownership for the PHCs. The GAVI CSO Constituency Project stimulated increase in the uptake of routine immunization and engender community ownership of the process. Some community level activities like Focused Group Discussion, health talks with nursing mothers on benefits of Immunization,  House to House Inter Personal Communication sessions were conducted in sensitize Imule, Ukhiodo, Ebhorua, Uguoben, Uwene, Idumeakon, Ekunanlen, Ihonmidumun and Enogban communities in Illeh Ekpoma from Esan West LGA, which aimed at eliciting the perceptions and beliefs of community members on principles of immunization; community mobilization of underserved communities and defaulter tracing to help reduce cases of non compliance with vaccination. Schedules were  implemented to achieve the platform objective in getting defaulters to receive immunization.

The Sustainable Mechanism for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) is a five-year project funded by the President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). With USAID grant through Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on SMILE project WJF has supported the provision of need based and age-appropriate services to 4,114 vulnerable children and 1,142 caregivers in Afuze, Ihievbe and Ohanmi communities across Owan East LGA of Edo State in the past 4 years. WJF provided quality Health, Psychosocial, Protection, Education, Household Economic Support services to the children and their households in line with the PEPFAR guideline on the paradigm shift in OVC programming. Through the SMILE project, WJF was able to build the capacity of key stakeholders such as community volunteers to LGA staffers down to caregivers and older VCs in three communities of Owan-East LGA.