Welcome to the website of the
Last update: 24th October 2016
This site tells you about our work and how you can support it.
Nigeria Health Care Project is a registered charity No 1112932
The project was launched in April 1992 in order to revive the work of the Wesley Guild in medical mission, which began at Ilesha Hospital in 1912. From just two (centres) projects in 1992, we are currently involved in funding 16 projects.
- To work with the local Methodist Church Nigeria leadership in providing health care facilities and trained personnel in areas of Nigeria which have poor or non-existent services as an expression of our common Christian love and discipleship
- To work with the Nigerian diaspora to raise awareness and funds for the above cause.
- To work with the World Church Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain to continue a creative partnership with Methodist Church Nigeria,
- To raise funds and be good stewards of our financial resources.
2016 Christmas Card
The new card for 2016 is now available. We hope you like this year’s design which, like last year’s best-selling card, is based on Nigerian fabrics. See order form for details
Looking back, looking forward
NHCP is approaching its 25th birthday in 2017! A lot has been achieved and there’s a lot more still to do. We have big plans for our ‘silver year’ in 2017. Would you like to be part of them?
Peter Grubb has been a tireless worker and inspiration for the project from the beginning. Peter, our Life President, is a Knight of John Wesley of Methodist Church Nigeria and an MBE in the UK in recognition of his work for NHCP. He’s excited by NHCP’s commitment to train trainers of health workers in Nigeria, encouraged by the steady progress of small hospitals like Ogoli-Ugboju and inspired by the selfless service of so many of our Nigerian friends
New Chair for NHCP
At the AGM in June, we welcomed Mrs Ali Redmore as the new Chair of NHCP. Clare Meachin has had to stand down due to other commitments but we are delighted that she is able to stay on as a trustee.
She spent the first half of her childhood at Wesley Guild Hospital Ilesa, where her father Dr Andrew Pearson was Medical Superintendent. Ali returned to Nigeria to teach at Oron Methodist Girls High School as a teacher with VSO. She returned to the UK as a science teacher, became a trainer of science teachers and has recently retired from a senior role at the University of Hertfordshire.
Uzuakoli Support Group – Another Job Well Done
Also at the AGM we celebrated the success of the Uzuakoli Support Group who have done so much to support the Leprosy Centre, the Motherless Babies Home, St Christopher’s School and Royal Cross Hospital. Established 13 years ago, the Uzuakoli Support Group(USG) has fulfilled most of its aims and will cease later this year. USG have raised over £220,000 over the past 13 years. We hope that many USG supporters will transfer their support to NHCP.
We welcome two USG trustees – Bob Jarrett and Dr Jill Spencer – to join Rev Dr Jen Smith (already a USG and NHCP trustee) as trustees of NHCP. Bob was Chair of USG and used to work as a volunteer manager at Uzuakoli. Jill is a consultant neonatologist in Liverpool and has volunteered at Uzuakoli and Royal Cross.
Below: Jen Smith, Bob Jarrett and Jill Spencer
NHCP is delighted to welcome Dr Ebere Okereke, a Consultant in Public Health as a new trustee. She is now based in London but is a regular visitor to Nigeria. She brings with her a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience and we look forward to working with her.
New NHCP Leaflet
We have produced a new leaflet for 2016 that supercedes the previous general leaflet and the Association of Friends leaflet
The DVD and the leaflets are available free from:
Dr David Cundall
1 Gledhow Park Road
Tel: 07989 194726 or 0113 2938351
Association of Friends
NHCP has an Association of Friends who give money regularly to ensure that salaries of essential staff in Nigeria continue to be paid.
One of the people we support is Esther Yakubu, a nurse midwife at Galadima Health Centre in Kaduna State. Here she is training others.
We currently have 90 members of the Association of Friends. Our target of reaching 120 has been extended to June 2016. If you are interested in becoming a Friend please contact Jenny Benfield: Tel: 01284 702157 e-mail email@example.com
An Association of Friends leaflet is available.