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Adolescent Better Life Options Programs and Violence against Women
The Foundation provides support, assistance, and education to the neglected young women of Africa. In this effort, the foundation provides counseling, training, and better life options to a number of young women and men on the streets without jobs or higher education. The Adolescent Better Life Options Programs have been providing opportunities in the poor neighborhoods by helping young women to actively participate in the economic mainstream of their society. Many of these women have run away from abusive homes, forced marriages, and family neglect. They flee to the cities and struggle for survivAL.
AIDS/HIV Education Programs
The Foundation offers collaboration and training with health centers, hospitals in training programs. We provide research, information exchange, treatment and prevention on AIDS/HIV. We are much involved in increasing awareness of the global epidemic of AIDS and plan to reduce the HIV prevalence rates among the poor.
Cancer Education Programs
The Foundation seeks to improve cancer care through the provision of accurate and appropriate education and an information brokerage source for the underprivileged.
Non Communicable Diseases
The increasing prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases is a crisis which requires a global response. Cardiovascular diseases account for most of NCD deaths. Diet is a key factor in both prevention and treatment of most non communicable diseases. LGAF introduces a knowledge exchange forum to draw the drastic linkages between food, diet and non-communicable diseases as an international nutrition and development seminar. The need to scale up programs, increase iron fortified food production and nutritional quality to feed Africa’s growing population has also been highlighted in SDG programs. This is planned to engage governments and institutions across disciplines to increase awareness and involvement in developing and implementing policies and strategies to monitor and evaluate policy actions.
LGAF Non Communicable Diseases Objectives Review challenges to prevention of NCD and need for a healthy lifestyle.
Develop knowledge on NCD in Africa and assess problems in response to policy actions.
Examine health education programs, research & scale up innovative solutions on NCD in Africa.
Develop a nutrition sensitive agriculture program in poor communities
LGAF works with families to improve the nutritional status of women and young children. Our work includes the strengthening of households so that they can manage and prevent malnutrition; LGAF advocates for nutrition programs in schools and communities; improvement of nutrition-related behaviors; promoting healthy infant feeding practices and care; and encouraging dietary diversity
Substance Abuse Education Programs
The Foundation provides education programs for the underprivileged population groups afflicted with alcoholism and drug abuse.
Autism is a common illness, a lifelong condition beginning with children and persisting throughout adulthood There is little treatment for its core symptoms and it impacts many patients and families.
In Africa, these issues of complex disorders with brain development, difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors are hardly understood.
LGAF t raise awareness of Autism in Africa, stop families of those with autism from seeking help from religious or spiritual leaders, rather than seeking a medical diagnosis.
LGAF dedicates professionals with resources to improve the life of children and adults who live with autism. LGAF believes in an effective intervention for autistic children in African Countries