About Us

BACKGROUND

Pro-Health International is an indigenous, faith-based, non-profit, non-governmental and community-focused organization that was established 27 years ago (1991). The establishment of PHI was in response to the dire health needs of Nigerians especially those in rural, hard-to-reach communities who cannot access health care due to the absence of a health facility in their community or remoteness of the nearest facility, ignorance or poor socio-economic background.

The Pro-Health medical team consists of specialist doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, medical students, other paramedics and non-health professionals who give of their time, services and skills without charge, to provide health care and health education to people especially the less-privileged. Thus PHI provides a platform that emphasizes and encourages voluntary, collaborative and resolute effort by fellow Africans to give back to society.

COVERAGE

Over the past 27 years, PHI has taken qualitative and quantitative health care to the door steps of over 1.5 million people across African nations and beyond thereby building a proven track record of free health care delivery to communities where it is much needed. This is done through the operation of mobile healthcare clinics (referred to as medical missions or free health care projects (FHC)) at strategically selected communities for periods ranging between 1 and 2 weeks at each location.

In Nigeria, PHI has carried out free health care projects in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kano, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers, Taraba and Yobe states of Nigeria.

PHI has also provided free health care projects in Haiti, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger Republic, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

Each year, 70,000 to 80,000 patients receive free medical treatment during our outreaches and medical missions providing both generalized and specialized healthcare services that include:

  • Outpatient consultations
  • Maternal, neonatal and pediatric health care
  • Women’s reproductive health and family planning services
  • General, gynecologic and specialized surgical operations
  • Ophthalmic procedures (including cataract surgeries, refraction, provision of reading glasses and treatment of minor eye conditions)
  • Dental care (including extractions, dentures, polishing, fillings and minor oral surgical procedures)
  • HIV/AIDS prevention programs (including, HTC, PMTCT and C&OP services)
  • Pharmaceutical services: provision of free medications and drug information
  • Nutritional education: training of mothers to use locally available food items to prepare infant nutritional supplements
  • General health education/promotion
  • Referrals
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Attendance to emergencies arising from road traffic accidents or mass casualty events

All services provided by PHI are free of charge to the recipients.

EXPERIENCE IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND GRANT MANAGEMENT

For 27 years, PHI has acquired noticeable track record and experience in health care delivery, health project implementation and grant management. It has partnered with various state and local governments, government agencies, private indigenous organizations, foreign donor agencies, private philanthropic individuals, other NGOs and religious institutions to execute its projects.

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ABOUT US

KEY POINTS ABOUT US

Creating impact through free health care projects...

Improving the health of Africa’s people.

To provide through voluntary efforts quality and quantitative health care and hope to the poor and less privileged in rural areas of Africa at little or no cost to the recipients with the love of CHRIST.

Faith, Perpetuating indigenous-founded initiatives, Teamwork, Volunteerism, Building Relationships, Mentorship, Adaptability and Quality.

OTHER PARTNERSHIPS

PHI’s other past and on-going partners include: State and Local Governments, Total Fina Elf, Nto-Annang Foundation, Houston Texas, USA, Time Square Church New York, The Porter’s House with Bishop T.D. Jakes, Hand of Hope (Joyce Meyer’s Ministries), Samaritan’s Feet, Global Health Outreach, Eye-Care Africa, Hands of Hope, African Prison Ministry, Smile Africa Dental Society, and Mercy Foundation to mention a few.

PHI will continue to cultivate the support and partnership of these and other organizations that share similar objectives to further the cause of the proposed program.

The Pro-Health medical team consists of specialist doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, medical students, other paramedics and non-health professionals who give of their time, services and skills without charge, to provide health care and health education to people especially the less-privileged. Thus PHI provides a platform that emphasizes and encourages voluntary, collaborative and resolute effort by fellow Africans to give back to society.

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT, TRADITIONAL RULERS, CBOS, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

PHI has worked in the most distant islands and the most densely forested villages in Nigeria, building relationships and trust with village residents, government, community, and religious leaders, CBOs, CSOs, FBOs, and other organizations.  PHI has won many awards from various national/international institutions and organizations in recognition of its contributions to the community and national development.

MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

PHI has a Board of Trustees, a Technical Advisory Board, and an Executive Council in Nigeria, as well as an international Board of Trustees for PHI USA.  The Board of Trustees is responsible for policy and governance functions of the organization.  The Executive Council (Management) is in charge of the day-to-day program leadership, planning and implementation while the Technical Advisory Board serves an advisory role.

PHI engages experienced and qualified staff to carry out its projects. The PHI Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) provides the regulatory framework for its financial, administrative and human resource management.  The PPM stipulates policies governing employment procedures, accounting procedures, procurement, travel, asset management, training, reporting, and other procedures. PHI has an established accounting system and operates dedicated bank accounts for its various programs. The accounting system is able to generate reports monthly, quarterly or annually. Its accounts are audited annually by a reputable independent audit firm.

CORPORATE STATUS

PHI is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, Nigeria with registration number 11690.  It is also registered in the United States of America as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our DUNS number is 850468547.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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