Academy for Health Development (AHEAD) is a not-for-profit research and knowledge management and health development organisation incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria 2007. The organization has focused on her early years in voluntary activities dedicated towards strengthening structures and providing support for adolescent development. The technical operations of the organization – incorporating training, research and policy engagements – commenced formally in July in 2015. However, the leadership of the organisation as well as her lead team members have been playing leading roles in national and sub-national research and policy developments activities in Nigeria for over a decade. Internationally, AHEAD’s team has also played significant leadership and catalytic roles in several research collaborations and health-related agenda-setting policy dialogues.
Over the last two last years, AHEAD has become increasingly known at both national and international levels and have delivered successfully on several projects in her area of core competencies, which are training and capacity development; research (epidemiologic, operations, translational and implementation), health programme management (both community-based and clinical preventive interventions), and evidence-based policy development and advocacy.
We seek to improve health systems and health development through generating new knowledge, building capacity for research and action, and translating knowledge into effective policies and programmes.
Our Core competencies
- Training & Capacity-building
- Research Design, Implementation & Dissemination
- Management of Community & Clinical Preventive Programmes (Planning, Implementation & Evaluation)
- Strengthening of the Systems for Health (Community & Health systems)
- Policy Sciences (Policy Analysis, Development, Advocacy, Implementation, and Evaluation).
Our Core Values
Some of our success stories
The Advancing Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health Advocacy in Nigeria (PROJECT AAYRHAN) is a collaboration between the Academy for Health Development (AHEAD) and Partnership At Scale (PAS). PAS is a health accountability project...morePROJECT AAYRHAN
The StaRS Project
The Starting Right at School (StaRS) Project is a study aimed at understanding the gender socialization norm among very young adolescents. It is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and implemented in three different countries...moreThe StaRS Project