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Last update: 30th March 2019

Nigeria Health Care Project is a registered charity No 1112932


Introduction to NHCP

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Palm oil flows again at Uzuakoli

MillPalmThanks to a grant from the Muriel Frampton legacy, the leprosy centre at Uzuakoli has refurbished and re-equipped their oil-palm mill. This means that the centre is able to produce palm oil from their own trees as well as generating income from other smallholders. NHCP has allocated most of the Muriel Frampton legacy to projects like this which will enable the places we support to be more self-sustaining.

Prayer Guide

A month-by-month prayer guide has been produced by Jenny Benfield who coordinates our Association of Friends. Many people are finding it helpful to focus their prayers. Click here

Big changes on the way for NHCP

Every four years, NHCP reviews its strategy, in partnership with Methodist Church Nigeria.
This year, trustees are proposing more radical changes than in previous reviews. We will keep our focus on health care in underserved rural areas but we propose that, over the next four years, NHCP will:

We have set up working groups to look at our functions, structures and publicity/fund-raising. We are consulting widely and would welcome your views.
Our plan is to conclude this review at our Annual General Meeting which will be held at Christ Church Halton Leeds LS15 7RW at 1145 for 1200 on Tuesday 25th June 2019.

Please contact David Cundall if you wish to comment on the review or attend the AGM.

Training 2018

Click to enlarge Visiting NHCP training facilitators, with Nigeria-based colleagues, completed successful training programmes during February and March 2018.

The Diocesan Hall at Amaokwe Item, Bende LGA, Abia State was the venue for a three day course in neonatal resuscitation and care. Another course was held at Bethesda Hospital, Ikachi, Oju LGA, Benue State. More local volunteer training coordinators were identified in both places.

LGA staff learning neonatal resuscitation at Bethesda Hospital





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Felicia Fechi Ujah and Precious Onyinyechi at Bende coordinators workshop

We have expanded our work to include Obi Local Government in Benue State so we are now involved in three local government areas. In recent years, have trained over 300 staff from church and state facilities. Local staff are keeping records of successful resuscitations so we hope to have more evidence of the impact of our training soon.

NHCP Young Adults’ Movement

Click to enlarge As well as the appointment of Chibundu Onuzo as our Patron, we are delighted to report that NHCP now has a small group of young adult volunteers of Nigerian heritage in the UK. One of the them, Dr Somi Idowu, visited the projects in Igede Diocese, Benue State and helped with the training at Bethesda Hospital – he’s the tall guy standing at the back of this group of happy participants.

Dr Somi with participants at Bethesda Hospital





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.





Click to enlarge this detailed map showing illustrations of the projects

Map2018 AGM Accounts
2018 AGM Treasurer's Report
NHCP Review of the Year 2017-2018
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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