and have produced numerous well-trained medical and health professionals. It is estimated that MIs together provide health care at the tertiary, secondary and primary levels to over 40 percent of the Nigeria population.
CHAN has a strong partnership with Ministries and Departments of Health at all levels (including federal, state and local government authorities); and with other civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations. It is a member of the Africa Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP), Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH), Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN), and the Faith-Based Organization Network-Nigeria.
Legal Status of CHAN
CHAN is a legally registered NGO with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) no. 1449. CHAN encompasses all registered Mission Health Institutions in Nigeria; and is responsible for program development and management that respond to the needs of her MIs. CHAN headquarters is based in Jos.
Delivering wholistic, efficient and responsive healthcare for all people in Nigeria.
To provide efficient services by building the capacity of members and to collaborate with partners to improve the health for all in Nigeria.
The Board of Trustees are legal owners of CHAN and hold in trust the organization’s assets and liabilities. The National Executive Council (NEC) of CHAN, headed by the President, is the central policy-making and coordinating body of the organization. Operationally, the activities of CHAN are managed from the Headquarters based in Jos, Plateau State. The Secretary General, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization, reports to the National Executive Council. CHAN has highly motivated and robust program, accounts and supportive teams.
CHAN also has a drug supply and logistics arm called CHAN Medi-pharm, which is responsible for procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution of drugs and other medical supplies across the country. CHAN has warehouses in Jos, Owerri, Ibadan and Numan and has vehicles in each of these areas for drug distributions.
CHAN operates a decentralized system of administration to ensure effective service delivery. Zonal Offices have been established in four locations: Jos, Owerri, Ibadan and Numan Zones and State committees, comprised of MIs in those regions, contribute to decision-making processes at a local level.
Over the years, CHAN have partnered with many donor / funding organizations and Government of Nigeria to support our MIs in program management and implementation in the following fields:
CHAN has worked with private and government partners in health care delivery services over the last four decades. Recently, CHAN successfully implemented HIV/AIDS services funded by the Global Fund and USAID’s PEPFAR. These projects include: