Objectives

VISION

To create an enabling environment for the commercial health workers (CSWs) to be treated with equal respect, esteems and dignity that they may be free to have access to basic sexual and reproductive health and information on the need to quit the illicit sexual perverseness.

MISSION

Sexual Health Concern for Commercial Sex Workers (SHCCSW) is a nonprofit group of experts from various fields in academics, coming together with a mission to help the diverse commercial sex workers in Nigeria live a healthy sexual and reproductive life, by offering quality and meaningful research in respect to CSWs sexual health and wellness. SHCCSW also seeks to educate CSWs on sexual and reproductive health and related issues, and advocates for policy change at all governmental levels where possible. By using our wealth of experts SHCCSW toils to maintain and improve the sexual health and social integration of the CSWs within the Nigerian society.

GOALS

The general aim of this group is the continuous examination of the sexual health of the commercial sex workers for cervical lesions. Note: Cervical lesion screening of this vulnerable group is neglected. HIV and other forms of transmissible diseases are being screened by different organizations daily. However, though an abnormal cervical lesion is non-transmissible, it can be deadly and irreversible in action. Therefore, an early diagnosis could save the lives of an unsuspecting CSW. Specific aim includes cervical lesion screening, regular health talk, the campaign against illicit sexual activities, and health hazards on the misuse of the female sexual gates. Others include:
  1. Investigation of the burden of cervical lesions on the affected CSWs.
  2. Possible palliative measures for CSWs affected by cervical lesions
  3. Determination of the prevalence of CSWs living with cervical lesions in a particular locality.
  4. Identification of socio-demographic, behavioral and biological factors associated with cervical lesions within the confines of the CSWs.
  5. FUTURE AIMS

    SHCCSW hopes to provide a contemporary, up-to-date and effective sexual and reproductive health services to the Commercial Sex Workers in Nigeria and Africa.