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MyQuestion and MyAnswer service - My Question (My Q) is a free service that allows young people to access accurate non-judgmental and confidential information anonymously no matter their location and at their convenience. While My Answer (My A) encourages young people to seek and acquire accurate information about their sexual reproductive health and HIV and AIDS in a creative and entertaining manner.

My Q&A began in 2005, when Education as a Vaccine (EVA) was chosen by NACA to manage one of the four national hotlines donated by Airtel (formerly Zain) to give youth free access to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS information, counseling and referral to young people.

This successful program was scaled up in 2007 when EVA received support from OneWorld UK to include an SMS and web component – allowing young people to ask questions through text messages, voice calls and email/web (My Question), as well as share the knowledge they have gained through a monthly quiz competition (My Answer).

Education as a Vaccine (EVA) EVA:

EVA is a youth led non-profit organization, whose mission is to establish systems and structures that will provide opportunities for youths to make informed decisions regarding their development. Since inception, EVA has been implementing activities to mitigate the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS amongst youths using youth friendly approaches such as HCT services, peer health education etc

OneWorld UK:

OneWorld UK has a mission of leveraging participatory media innovatively for a fair and sustainable world. They innovate ICT and media for community empowerment. In Nigeria, they coordinate a HIV/AIDS prevention programme called 'Learning about Living' which uses a computer-based eLearning system and mobile phone service to enable and encourage young people to engage with reproductive health issues.

Sponsors

This project is implemented with support from Oxfam Novib, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS and Ford Foundation.

We would like to thank partner youth serving organizations and individuals all over the country who in one way or another have supported the implementation of this project, including: Society for Family Health (SFH), Action Health Incorporated (AHI) Lagos, Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI), Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) Bauchi, Adolescent Health Information Projects (AHIP), AHEAD (Adolescent Health Education & Development Center, Bauchi), NYNETHA, UNFPA, UNICEF, GTZ, Associattion for Reproductive Family Health (ARFH), the NYSC, Fantsuam Foundation, Rhema Care Partners International Rivers State.

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