It is likely that you have heard the term NGO, but many people do not understand the full meaning of the acronym, let alone the meaning or function of the text.
So today we shall be discussing the meaning of NGO and also its functions, as well as the List of Health NGOs in Nigeria
Meaning and functions of NGOs in Nigeria
To begin with, the term “NGO” is an acronym that stands for “Non-governmental Organization.”
Now emphasizing the NGO’s connotative meaning, A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, volunteer citizens’ group that operates on a local, national, or international scale. It is generally formed to engage in non-profit activities (that is to say, it was not established for profit-making).
It is task-oriented and driven by people who share a common interest. NGOs perform a wide range of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies, and encourage political participation through the dissemination of information.
Some are centered on specific issues, such as:
- Human rights
- Agricultural development
- Environment or health
- Develop communities
- Encourage social responsibility
- Promote education
- Supporting human welfare
- Support the poor and so on.
However, the function of an NGO in some areas may be, protecting the environment and promoting animal welfare.
In Nigeria, we have both local and international non-governmental organizations. They provide analysis and expertise, act as early warning systems, and aid in the monitoring and implementation of international agreements. Their relationship with United Nations (UN) offices and agencies varies depending on their goals, location, and the mandate of a specific institution.
List of Health NGOs in Nigeria and their contact address
So here are 50 lists of some Health NGOs in Nigeria and their contact address
1. Angels Discovery Circle Initiative
This is a Nigerian non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services, scholarship programs, skill acquisition, safety awareness, and rehabilitation.
Block 5, Plot 8-10, Jajo Estate, Off Ijede Road, Po Box 2953, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.
2. Sought After Women and Children Foundation
In Nigeria, this is a registered non-governmental organization dedicated to ministering to abused women and abandoned children.
Rehabilitation programs, orphanage homes, and outreach to other NGOs and homes are among their activities.
Shelter for children, Empowering women, Saving a family, and Education for children are some of the services provided.
Sought After Children Orphanage Home of Sharon (Women Rehab) No 17 Balee Close, Off Balee Street, No.14 Obatarhe Ojoboh Street,
Owode Bus stop, Owode-Langbasa, Idowu Estate, Oke Ira, Ajah, Lekki, Lagos Lekki, Lagos.
3. Association for Reproductive and Family Health
This is Nigeria’s leading indigenous non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of underserved and vulnerable communities by promoting access to quality health care and building community capacity for long-term development.
ARFH HOUSE, Plot 815A, Army Officers’ Mess Road, Near Ikolaba Grammar School, Agodi G.R.A., Ikolaba, Ibadan. P.O. Box 30259 Secretariat, Ibadan , Oyo State, Nigeria.
+234 802 354 2881
4. Africa Youth Growth Foundation
This is a non-governmental organization founded with the sole goal of influencing positive change in the economic and social status of African youth through effective programs that produce long-term results.
Their activities include migration, democratic governance, and individual, community, and societal development.
Suite 309, Anbeez Plaza, 15, Ndola Crescent, Wuse Zone 5. Abuja FCT Nigeria
Phone: +234 816 360 3067 | +234 (0) 8109260016 | 234 (705) (495) (5792)
5. CLEEN Foundation
This non-governmental organization was founded in collaboration with the government, civil society, and the private sector to promote public safety, security, and accessible justice through empirical research, legislative advocacy, democratic programs, and publication.
21, Akinsanya Street, Taiwo Bus Stop, Ojodu, Ikeja 100281, Lagos, Nigeria
6. Tender Arts Nigeria
With a focus on art therapy, art education, talent development, community development, and civic engagement, this non-profit organization has a positive impact on children and youths.
3, Egbapeju Street,
Phone: (234) 8032256759
7. Friends of The Environment
This NGO promotes environmental sustainability through advocacy, education, and awareness-raising, as well as initiatives in renewable energy, waste management, economic empowerment, and gender issues.
P.O.Box 10627, Lagos, Nigeria
8. Plan International
This is an NGO that was founded to promote children’s rights and gender equality. Their activities include:
-Ensuring that children continue their education in a secure environment.
-Reducing maternal and child mortality among vulnerable and marginalized women and girls
-Nutritional assistance for mothers and their young children
-Protection of children against violence
-Empowering young people to advocate for their rights and hold leaders accountable.
No 49, Anthony Enahoro Street
9. Nigerian Heart Foundation
They help to promote heart health, scientific research in cardiovascular health, healthy lifestyles and advocacy on heart issues.
Their Activities includes:
HEART HEALTH PROMOTION
10. Access to Education for Children
This is an NGO that promotes education for indigent children.
Address: 63 Road, 53 Victoria Garden City. Lekki, Lagos. Phone: +234 1 4617859
11. Business and Professional Women
This NGO helps in the Provision of education, training and opportunities to help women achieve economic independence.
Address: Club Arcade, Annex 7, Tafawa Balewa Complex, Onikan, Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 8920997, 08023372585
12. Women in Management and Business
They help to improve the success rate of female entrepreneurs and increase the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organizations.
Address: Suite A3, Falomo Shopping Centre, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Phone: +234 1 2712521, 0803 5WIMBIZ
13. LEAP Africa
To train, equip and empower a cadre of youths for leadership, effectiveness, accountability etc.
14. Guidance Community Development Foundation
This NGO offers free computer training to children and youth, as well as family support, empowerment, a farmers’ forum, and community development.
Address: 113/175 Bowen University Road, PO Box 32, Iwo, Osun State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8034978700, 08057783260, 08057177719
15. Foundation for Skills Development
This NGO was established to empower unemployed persons with vocational & technical skills to become self-employed.
Address 3b Allen Lane, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 8198108
16. Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN)
This organization is bent to help women with breast cancer
Address: 221 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oke-Ado, G.P.O. Box 1816, Ibadan, Oyo State
Phone: +234 2 2316800, 08033331211
17. African Sports Support & Education Trust
This organization helps promote the education of sportspeople and supports aged retired sportspeople.
18. The Courage Education Foundation
This non-profit organization is committed to empowering Nigerian children through the provision of high-quality education. It was established to provide educational assistance to bright children who are imprisoned by poverty.
Water Corporation Road Off Ligali Ayorinde Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
19. Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative
This was established to fight stigma and create an environment that makes it possible for people to seek care for their mental health without fear of discrimination.
Address: 70, Olonode Street, Off Alagomeji Yaba Lagos
Phone: +234 8051493163
20. New Nigeria Foundation
The New Nigeria Foundation (NNF) is a non-governmental organization that promotes community development initiatives that are sustainable through public-private partnerships.
Plot 6, Block 128B, Remi Olowude Way, Off Lekki-Epe Expressway, Opposite TREM Church, Marwa Bus Stop, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone :+234 802 323 1430; +234 808 213 8501
21. Centre for Law Enforcement Education
This NGO promotes respect for human rights & cooperation between civil society & law enforcement agencies.
22. United Nations of Youth Network Nigeria (UNOY)
Address: c/o United Nations Information Centre 17 Kingsway Road Ikoyi, Lagos Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
23. World Scholarship & Career Helpers
This NGO provides free training for young lads in Computer Studies for poverty eradication.
Address: 18 Karimu Street, Surulere-Lagos
Phone: +234 (0) 8062685918
24. Action Health Incorporated (AHI)
Address: 17, Lawal Street, Off Oweh Street, Fadeyi, Lagos State.
Phone: +234 1 7743745; Fax: 234 1 3425496
25. Accord For Community Development
Address: Suite T14, Febson Mall, Herbert Macaulay Way, Zone 4, Wuse, Abuja.
Phone: +234 08036554214
26. Africa Citizens Development Foundation
Address: ACDF Secretariat, 12, Samota Falola Street, Off Fadeyi Street, By Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos State.
Phone: +234 1 4976225, 811524, 08028352791
Website: http://www.acdf.assefad.org .
27. Actionaid Nigeria
Address: Plot 590, NAIC Building, 2nd Floor, After Bolingo Hotel, P.O.Box, 1890, Garki, Central Business Area, Abuja.
Phone: +234 9 2907868, 234880-1; Fax: +234 9 2348482
Other lists of NGOs in Nigeria
- Enterprise Development Services (EDS)
- Council of Nigerian People and Organizations
- Young Prevailers Club
- Ajegunle Community Partners for Health (AJCPH)
- Alcohol Prevention Youth Initiative
- AIDS Alliance in Nigeria
- Best Foundation Community Child Education
- Better Life Foundation
- Better Life World Foundation
- Breastfeeding Promotion and Counselling Group (BPCG)
- Care for Youth Future Initiative
- Center for Education on Population, AIDS and Drug Abuse
- Destitute Careers and Rehabilitation Center of Nigeria
- Diaspora Africa Association & Services
- EarthRights Environmental Network Initiative
- Faith Alive Foundation
- Family Health and Population Action Committee
- Gender and Child Care Advancement Initiative
- Global Community Health Foundation
- Healthcare Essentials for the Disadvantaged Foundation
- Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa
- Campaign Against Spread of AIDS
- Farmers Development Union
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The NGOs listed in this article are not all of the NGOs in Nigeria because there are numerous NGOs in Nigeria that have been established to address the country’s growing problems.