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Last update: 6th October 2017

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.

Introduction to NHCP

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New Patron for NHCP

PresentationFor our 25th birthday on October 1st (Nigeria’s Independence Day) NHCP we enjoyed the welcome of Methodist Central Hall Westminster where we joined in their Church Anniversary service and meal. Nigel Cowgill, Co-Chair of London District, was preacher at an afternoon service of The Nigerian Methodists Chaplaincy, UK and Ireland, and NHCP was endorsed as the Chaplaincy’s main charity.

WinnerThe climax of the day was the prize-giving ceremony for the NHCP Short Story competition ‘Welcome to My World’ judged by award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo. As well as reading an excerpt from her second novel Welcome to Lagos, Chibundu sang in Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo and encouraged the audience to join in other songs. First prize (£100) went to Chijioke John Ojukwu for his brilliant story In Search of the Sun. The other three short-listed writers will all receive a signed copy of Welcome to Lagos.

SingsNHCP is thrilled to announce that Chibundu Onuzo has agreed to be Patron of NHCP, alongside Chief Bode Akindele. As well as being a successful author, Chibundu is completing her PhD in London and writes for The Guardian. She is a great role model and we hope that her association with NHCP will encourage more young adults to get involved with NHCP.

Pictures above (click on a picture to enlarge it):

Ali Redmore (NHCP Chair) watches as Chibundu Onuzo receives an inscribed pen from Susan Solanke (NHCP Vice-Chair)

Chijioke John Ojukwu receives first prize from Chibundu Onuzo

Chibundu Onuzo sings


The latest NHCP DVD is now available and features highlights from the trustees and trainers visits to Nigeria earlier this year. It lasts 18 minutes and is designed to be used in meetings about the project.


New flower cards AND the 2017 Christmas Card

The NHCP printers have been busy! We now have four new flower card designs for sale. We have kept our prices the same, see order form for details     


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Greeting inside: Wishing you Joy and Peace at Christmas

Training in neonatal resuscitation and care

Click to enlargeDuring February and March 2017 we completed two weeks of further training in church hospitals in Abia and Benue States.  This year we were keen to evaluate the programme. 39 out of a total of 91 participants had been previously trained and came back for a ‘refresher’ course where their skills were evaluated and some new training provided.

Click to enlargeEarly in the first week, our evaluations showed that it had proved difficult for staff to retain their skills. In partnership with local training coordinators, we emphasised core resuscitation skills and found ways to ensure that people will be able to practice their skills regularly.

Click to enlargeEach day started with singing and we enjoyed an enthusiastic response from participants.

Click here for a full Training Report

Dr Ogunlaja, Sisters Marcellina and Eunice training at Bethesda Hospital

David Cundall with local training coordinators from Benue and Kaduna

Dr Joseph Onah, the new Medical Director at Bethesda, showing how it's done

David Cundall

Trustees’ Visit February- March 2017

Click to enlargeA small group of trustees visited all the places we support, except for Damishi and Galadima in Kaduna State which were off-limits due to security concerns. Reports on each centre have been updated on this website. We were encouraged to see progress on the building of the Wesley Guild Centenary Hospital at Odo Village, Ishara, Remo Diocese. This was started with seedcorn funding raised by NHCP in 2012 and is continuing with a major donation from Sir Kessington Adebutu, a local philanthropistClick to enlarge




Left: Ali Redmore, NHCP Chair, speaking at Odo, Ishara, Remo Diocese

Right: Walking the foundations of Wesley Guild Centenary Hospital

Reverend Muriel Frampton Bequest

Muriel was a long-term supporter of NHCP. Disabled by polio as a child, she did not allow her physical disabilities to constrain her life and ministry, which included working as a mission partner in Kenya. By all accounts, she was a remarkable woman. Generous in life, she has given NHCP a large bequest after her death. Bids have been invited from centres in Nigeria for funding of infrastructure projects that will improve their sustainability. Working with Methodist Church Nigeria, we have an unprecedented opportunity, and responsibility, to use her bequest to improve the health of poor people in Nigeria.

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. 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

An Association of Friends leaflet is available.

Click to enlarge this detailed map showing illustrations of the projects



2017 AGM Minutes and Financial Report
NHCP Review of the Year 2016-2017
A letter on how to bequest a legacy to NHCP
Stories, leaflets and map available
Greetings cards, crosses and booklets
List of Trustees

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