Background

Future Assured is an initiative of the Aisha Buhari foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation set up with the aim of advocating for the wellbeing of women, children and adolescents in Nigeria.

VISION

A secure Future for women, youth, and children.

MISSION STATEMENT

To optimize the potentials of women youth and children through interventions in Health, Education and Economic empowerment.

RATIONALE FOR FUTURE ASSURED INTERVENTION

Future Assured is an initiative of the Aisha Buhari foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation set up with the aim of advocating for the wellbeing of women, children and adolescents in Nigeria. Future Assured Focuses on 3 broad Areas

Health

Education

Economic Empowerment

As a key diver of our activities, Future Assured believes that every social indices can be influenced for good if the Health, Education and Economic Status of the Population are improved upon.

 

Leveraging on her capacity as the Wife of the President of Nigeria, the founder of Future Assured, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, held consultative sessions with key National and International Stakeholders and organisations working around the Health of women and Children, to discuss a way forward to improve the Health indices in Nigeria. The Stakeholders identified the need for:

 

  • High level Champions to Push for continued advocacy engagement with government and parliamentarians to improve the implementation of existing national RMNCH policies and plans, accountability to RMNCH commitments (global and African) and increase budgets for overall health.
  • Research and produce Nigeria-specific knowledge products, disaggregated by state and highlighting challenges and required interventions.
  • Mobilize active media participation in the Nigeria RMNCH advocacy process through a media event and site visit to a maternity hospital. This is intended to strengthen the media’s understanding of RMNCH and to encourage reporting of maternal and newborn health issues.
  • Mobilize active community participation in RMNCH advocacy and raise awareness of the right to health through outreach, aimed at women, faith based groups and professional and community associations. This strategy is intended to tackle the challenge posed by myths and misconceptions that limit the uptake of RMNCH services, particularly antenatal and immunization services at the grass-roots level.

 

Future Assured has taken up the baton to create partnerships and high-level advocates from states across Nigeria on RMNCAH+N issues. The Program will work with Government MDAs, Private Sectors, CSOs, NGOs, development partners and other stakeholders to:

  • Advocating for the Repositioning of health as a development issue
  • Use high level advocacy to mobilize the governors and their wives as state level champions
  • Champion the momentum and movement with officials at all levels of government the need for accelerated implementation of RMNCAH+N programs to increase service provision and utilization
  1. Mobilize families on the actions they can take to improve the health of mothers and children.
  2. Influence investment in critical and high impact intervention areas in the health sector through high level advocacy
  3. Work with the private sector, NGOs and CSOs to promote accountability for the attainment of maternal, new born, child and adolescent health targets through the already existing institutions, mechanisms and initiatives.