Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN)

Organizational Profile

The Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN) is private not-for-profit umbrella faith-based non-governmental organization founded in 1973 by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), and the Northern Christian Medical Advisory Council of Nigeria (NCMAC). CHAN is the oldest health faith-based organization (FBO) in Nigeria, and a coordinating body for wholistic health services carried out by various Church denominations in Nigeria. The organization derives its strength from the Member Institutions (MIs) it serves through the provision of various kinds of services. Presently, there are about 560 registered MIs, including medical and health training institutions, viz as tabulated:

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     Col. Dr.Andrew Otunifade Imogu
     CHAN's New President 

Col (Dr.) Andrew Otunifade Imogu (rtd.)

Profile of New President of CHAN

Col. (Dr.) Andrew Otunifade Imogu (Rtd) who is a Consultant (ear, nose and throat) doctor and holds a Masters’ in Business Administration as well as an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He was nominated as President and assumed office November, 2018.

Dr. Imogu had worked at several Military hospitals starting with the Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, where he worked as a Medical Intern from 1983 - 1984. He went on to work in Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Sokoto Military Hospitals as Acting Commanding Officer, Consultant surgeon and Regimental Medical Officer respectively.

From 1992 – 1997, Dr. Imogu worked as the Resident in Surgery at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Within this same period, he went through the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (ORL), West African College of Surgeons (ENT Surgery) and International College of Surgeons.. Readmore

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CHAN, Mission hospitals rue challenges of health care delivery in Lagos.

Christian Health Association of Nigeria(CHAN) and Mission Hospitals and Institutions(MIs) in Lagos have identifield inability of indigent patients and the elderly to pay for services, and inadequate funds to pay and retain staff as some of the major challenges facing  ...Read More........


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 Mr. Mike Idah's Profile 

CHAN's New Secretary General

Mr. Michael Idah holds a B. Sc and M.Sc in Public Administration from the Ambrose Alli and Benue State Universities respectively.

Mr. Idah who joined CHAN on the 1st of August, 2018 has well over twenty years’ experience in the Health, disability, development and social inclusion issues including programming, monitoring and evaluation coupled with several trainings either as a participant or facilitator.

Until his appointment as the Secretary General of CHAN, he was an Independent Consultant where he completed consultancies for Daughters of Charity, a strategic partner Organization of Liliane Fond in Nigeria. Prior to his consultancy activities, he served as both Deputy Country Representative and Rehabilitation & Disability Inclusive Development Advisor at different times with the Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR), Nigeria. During these times, he managed both staff and operation as well as coordinating programs, partnership development, human resources and Advocacy.

He had worked as a Socio-Economic Rehabilitation & Development Facilitator with The Leprosy Mission International (TLMI). At TLMI, his roles included project management, Capacity building, Partner Collaboration, Advocacy and Monitoring& Evaluation. He had also worked at Elim Christian Vocational Training Centre as a Senior Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Supervisor where he managed and supervised CBR fieldworkers.

Earlier, he has served as lecturer and Officer in-charge at the NKST Training Institution and Primary Health Care Services and Hospitals, Benue State.

Mr. Michael holds membership of various (inter) national networks, advisory boards/committees on disability issues and professional bodies.

He is happily married and blessed

Highlights of achievements in the year 2017

Capacity enhancement/development

CHAN trained two hundred and thirty-nine (239) persons from across 18 states in Advocacy. The states include Abia, Imo, Edo, Delta, Anambra, Gombe, Taraba, Bauchi, Adamawa, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Benue, Nasarawa, Sokoto, and Rivers States and were primarily for our SAC members and partners. The primary focus of these trainings is to boost the advocacy skills of  CHAN Champions as they lead the process of securing Government regular flow of resources and subvention for mission institutions health services.

Similarly, A national Training was organized at Abuja The  objectives of the training was to familiarize participants who represent several MIs with importance of  advocacy to the government and other institutions. Other specific objectives are:

Familiarize/refresh participants’ knowledge about the basic concepts, principles, components and approaches to the advocacy activities to government and other institutions;

Highlight the importance of the National Health Act;

Provide guidelines to the participants about incorporating the CHAN/BFTW Key Performance Indicators in order to achieve maximum results