Total Health Empowerment and Development Initiative (THEDI) was founded in 2010 to promote the health and rights of marginalized persons/groups in Nigeria


With honesty and integrity, taking responsibility of our actions that influence the lives of our customers and fellow workers

Service Excellence

Giving the best and world class service with the passion to impact lives and ensure safety for a trouble free experience


To promote the health and legal rights of vulnerable persons in Nigeria through advocacy, service delivery and innovative community engagement processes.


A Nigeria where all persons have access to adequate legal and health care services.


The singular goal of the organisation is to care for key populations.

Our Objectives

  • To promote sexual and human rights as well as increase access to comprehensive health care and other support services to vulnerable persons at the community, state and national levels
  • To advocate for favourable policies to protect fundamental human rights that also address the health needs of vulnerable persons in Nigeria
  • To promote behavior change among community members.
  • To set up support mechanisms for vulnerable persons, especially people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of sexual violence and other human rights violations.
  • To network and collaborate with other CSOs and NGOs to facilitate access to information and health care services for vulnerable persons in Nigeria.
  • To promote access to treatment services through direct service provision and linkage to networks.
  • To promote gender equality at all levels.

Recent Blogs

Everything You Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

The Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) has called on Budget Office and the National Assembly to restor

Why PrEP takers should still use condoms with HIV+ partners

What is prep and how does it work? PrEP is the most powerful prevention tool currently available for people at risk of HIV infection.

What you need to know about HIV/AIDS today

More than 60,000 Canadians and 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. In the early days of HIV and AIDS, there was enormous fear and discrimination

Our Projects

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Appropriate MARPS HIV Intervention Program (AMHIP)

funded by the HIV/AIDS Fund (HAF 2) Project, World Bank through NACA.

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Ambassador's Small Grants Program

Funded by American Ambassador's Embassy (THEDI) accessed funding from the United States Ambassador’s Small Grant (ASG) to.

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Rapid Response Program

Funded by FRONTLINE AIDS 2017 - RRF (0868) allowed THEDI to respond to the precarious situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) people in Benue State, Nigeria by conducting focus group discussions among Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) to identify those with critical health conditions and prioritize them for support, provide on-the-spot services such as condoms, lubricants, mosquito

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HIV Intervention for MARPS

funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (GFATM) Round 9 Project through the Society for Family Health, Nigeria.

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Enhancing Key Population in Nigeria (EKPIN) Project

funded by Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (GFATM) through Heartland Alliance Nigeria.

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Capacity Building on Security for LGBTIQ persons in Benue State 

Funded by the International Centre for Reproductive Sexual Rights (INCRESE), Minna Nigeria.

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Capture/Re-Capture Mapping Exercise for MARPS in Benue State

Funded by Society for Family Health Nigeria through the SHIPS for MARPS Project.

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Integrated MARPS HIV Prevention Program (IMHIPP)

Funded by PEPFAR/USAID through Heartland Alliance Nigeria.

After 10 years, We've made strong progress together with our partners and volunteers.

THEDI Nigeria

Community Members Reached

Projects Completed

Partners & Volunteeres