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This site tells you about our work and how you can support it.

Last update: 15th September 2020

Nigeria Health Care Project is a registered charity No 1112932


Chief BodeChief Bode Akindele

We are sad to report that Chief Bode Akindele, first Patron of the Nigeria Health Care Project and Knight of John Wesley of Methodist Church Nigeria, has died aged 87.  He was such a kind, thoughtful and generous man.  May his gentle soul rest in peace.

NHCP Partners

Somi IdowuWe are gradually increasing the number of trustees and trainers from the British Nigerian community. Many other people are interested in helping in our work but are not able to become closely involved as NHCP trustees. For many years we have had a successful Association of Friends (see below) for those who wish to donate regularly to our work. Three of our trustees – Fis, Jide and Obi are taking the lead on developing NHCP Partners.

If you would like to be associated with our work in some way as an NHCP Partner please contact David Cundall, Coordinator, in the first instance.

Picture: Dr Somi Idowu from Watford and Mrs Florence Makinde from Reading on their way to train health workers in Benue State in 2019



NHCP during the Covid-19 pandemic

Now is the TimePlanned training and trustee visits to Nigeria in 2020 have been cancelled. We are in regular contact with our friends in Nigeria where, after an initial lockdown, schools and college students are returning to their studies. The rural health facilities that we support have not seen the huge surge in cases similar to that experienced in the UK. The Methodist Church in Britain has funded personal protective equipment for some of the health institutions that we support. Training coordinators in Abia and Benue States are planning to restart training in neonatal resuscitation soon. 80 bag/valve/masks for resuscitating babies have reached the UK from China and we hope to get them to Nigeria as soon as possible. This life-saving equipment was funded by a generous donation from the Tithe Fund at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster.

Picture: Rachel using a new bag/valve/mask


Into Your Handswoven crossesAs we in the UK head into a very difficult autumn and winter with all the Covid-19 restrictions, economic hardship and uncertainty, it is a good time to be sending cards and small presents, like our woven crosses, to friends and loved ones. We still have a good stock of Into Your Hands, the pastoral prayer booklet that many churches are now using.

We have reduced the prices of our Christmas cards and notelets. Please see our Resources Page

Wise MenShepherdsMany thanks to Mary Burgoine who looked after our postal sales for many years. Ali Redmore, NHCP Chair, has now taken over this role. Please see the new order form.



Association of Friends

YakubaNHCP 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. If you are interested in becoming a Friend please contact Jenny Benfield: Tel: 01284 702157 e-mail

An Association of Friends leaflet is available.






Trustees' Annual Report 2019-2020
NHCP Accounts for 2019-2020
A letter on how to bequest a legacy to NHCP
Stories, leaflets and map available
Greetings cards, crosses and booklets
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List of Trustees

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