About Us


Community Health Information Education Forum (CHIEF) is a community based, health development oriented non -governmental organization (NGO), founded and incorporated on the 4th of August 1998 with registration number RC: 11364.  Over the years CHIEF has extended its coverage to all five divisions and 14 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos State and Sagamu LGA in Ogun State.

CHIEF’s mission is to prevent diseases, promote the health, rights and socio-economic development status of disadvantaged women, children and youths in community settings whilst adopting Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) strategies, PHC services and offering scientific alternatives to Harmful Traditional Practices (HTP) affecting the health of these target groups.

CHIEF’s vision is to see an improvement in sustainable health and socio-economic status of women, children and youths in its programs.

CHIEF’s values are transparency, accountability, best practices, respect for culture and team spirit,

 Chief’s goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality among disadvantaged women, children and youths

 Strategies adopted are:

  • Baseline/Formative research/Needs assessment
  • Health development, Communication and Care
  • Primary Health Care/Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
  • Advocacy for disadvantaged health issues and intervention, Health Systems Reform and Rights
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Behavioral Change Communication (BCC)
  • Empowerment and sustainability programs e.g. capacity building trainings, , social development and poverty alleviation programs; essential basic items,  micro-finance, skills acquisition
  • Media and Theater arts
  • Community/Male involvement and participation

Targets

  • Disadvantaged Women of Reproductive Age
  • Children under-five (0-5years)
  • Youths ( In and Out-of-School)
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)

Services provided/projects implemented

  • Maternal New born Child Health (MNCH) e.g. Safe-Motherhood, Child-Spacing, Child Survival programs, OVC, Gender Issues and Health Rights
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Communicable/Non-communicable disease prevention control e.g. STI/HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Breast and Cervical Cancer

Past and Current Supporting partners

Include; Lagos State/UNDP, FHI/USAID, Van leer Container PLC, FHI/USAID GHAIN/USAID, NACA/World Bank,  LSACA/World Bank, CEDPA/Macarthur/USAID, COMPASS/USAID, YWCA-Y-CARE/USAID, American Cancer Society (AMC)/ORACLE, NIBUCAA/NACA/World Bank  Enhancing Nigeria Response to AIDS (ENR) /UKaid, Partner for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS)/UKaid, public-private sector and private individuals .

Health Systems Reform/Strengthening involved

  • On-going health workers/service providers training
  • Donation of primary health care equipment; weighing scales, cooking stoves, under-fives plates and cutlery, toys  etc
  • CHIEF organization strategic plan 2008-2013
  • National AIDS Control Agency (NACA) 2005-2009 AIDS strategic plan
  • Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSCA) 2005-2010 AIDS strategic plan
  • County Coordinating Mechanism for AIDS, TB and Malaria Control Round 7 proposal development May 2007
  • COMPASS/USAID Lagos Year 5 (October 2008-May 2009)
  • Lagos State Ministry of Health 2011 budget plan development; Disease Control Department

Award/Recognition

  • The Waterside Annual Human Development Award (2004)
  • Peoples State Resource (PSR) Development in Nigeria Merit Award (2006)
  • Appreciation Award by Rotary Club of VGC (2006)
  • Foremost Achievers Award, St. Peters Church, Ikota (2007)
  • Appreciation Award by Sagamu Community Life centre (2007)
  • Education publication: Health Education development Award 2008
  • Queens Lion Club Ikate-Elegushi (2009) Appreciation Award
  • PSR publication for the Nigerian Golden Jubilee Award (2010)
  • 2010 Teen Favorite Award 20th  November 2010
  • Certificate of Recognition; Global health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) 20th December 2010

Affiliations/Networks

CHIEF is a member of Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, (LSACA) and the Eti-Osa Local Government AIDS Action Committee (LACA), Lagos State Safe-motherhood committee, Association of CSOs working on Malaria prevention and Nutrition (ACCOMIN), Association of NGO working on OVC, National Coalition of Women on AIDS (Lagos State Chapter), Global Health Council (GHC), West African Women Association (WAWA), World Association of NGOs, (WANGO) and Christian Connection for International Health (CCIH).

 Future Aspiration

CHIEF’s aspiration is geared towards our organization and programs sustainability, to construct community health development and craft center. Already the board of trustees has financially supported the initiative with the involvement of primary stakeholders to acquire two plots of land, but construction has not begun. When the development center is constructed, it is expected to have a Primary Health Clinic (PHC), health training rooms, library, crèche, craft training center promoting indigenous crafts; bead making, fashion designing and dress-making, nutrition education/cookery, raffia works, jute making and other poverty alleviation programs such as; micro-credit facilities, ICT, girls hostel, continuing education classes. The health/social development center is expected to serve an estimated 5,000 disadvantaged and vulnerable women, children, and youths every year. The project would be gender sensitive and promote equity. The expected outcome is improved and sustainable health and socio-economic status of stakeholders.

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