Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria
Nigeria’s leading non-governmental and non-profit organization in the Nigerian health sectorRead More
The Foundation functions as the coalition brainpower of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the 36 states where it is active. The coalition members comprise other CSOs, the media, corporate organizations in the private sector, government agencies, particularly the National Orientation Agency (NOA), which provides a platform to reach the community and grassroots.
HERFON is particularly strong in the field of advocacy. Its prowess lies in its access to key decision and policy makers in every sphere of the health sector.
Since the birthing of HERFON in 2004, the Foundation has continued in its efforts to identify and enlist the cooperation and commitment of key influencers and administrators as well as empower them to become catalysts for change in the health sector. HERFON has also formed partnerships with local and international organizations with the aim of providing attitudinal reorientation and strengthening the capacity of Nigeria’s health workforce to deliver optimally.
The Foundation’s advocacy efforts have been supported by a strong evidence generation and utilization that includes the periodic production of Nigeria Health Review (NHR); a document which provides credible and critical snapshots of the Nigerian health system. In strong support for evidence generation, the Foundation regularly churns out policy briefs that explain viable options and key recommendations required to institutionalize key health reforms. The Foundation also produces information, education and communication (IEC) materials and scorecards that rate the performance of primary healthcare systems in all states of the federation.
Prime advocate for better Health for all Nigerians
To be the leading Non-Governmental Organization informing and influencing Health Partnership, Advocacy, Capacity Building , Evidence generation and use
To contribute to improved health outcomes for all Nigerians especially the poor and vulnerable To promote and support health sector reform at all levels with focus on primary Health Care (PHC)
To develop a critical mass of like-minded, determined and principled men and women who are committed to change in the Nigerian health sector
To actively advocate for reforms using the health sector as an entry point for overall national reform and development fox fox fox
To contribute to efforts geared towards mobilization of resources needed to support the health sector reform process in Nigeria fox fox fox
To establish links with professional Groups associated with health in order to facilitate and advocate reform
To create a forum for sustained interaction among Change agents
To monitor the reform process and health performance with a view to ensuring realization of desired goals
To generate evidences necessary to influence health sector reform efforts in Nigeria
To serve as an ombudsman and Observatory for the Nigerian Health Sector Reform and to publish annual review.
To serve as an independent monitor, reference resource and clearing house for health reform in Nigeria.
Executive Secretary, HERFON
Chairman Board of Trustees , HERFON
Consultant Pediatrician with special interest in Tropical Pediatrics, and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Member of Governing Board, HERFON
Zonal Advisor NWZ – Health Reform Foundation Chairman Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism (KADMAM) Member of Coalition of CSOs on Maternal & Child Health.
Member of Governing Board, HERFON
Hon. Commissioner for Health Obstetrician/Gynaecologists Public Health Scientist
Country Representative, Champions for Change (C4C). Advocacy & Health Communication Expert Community Mobilizer Facilitator & Coalition Builder Member, Board of Trustees, HERFON
Public Health Expert Deputy Country Director, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Former Director, PHC, Yobe State
Executive Secretary, Abia State Primary Health Care Development Agency Medical Doctor- MBBS Public Health Specialist Former National Advisory Committee Member, HERFON Change Agent/Manager Community Mobilizer
Pediatrician – Special Skills: Child Health, Planning & Management
has been described as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, has generally been on the decline in Nigeria with the North West, North East and North Central zones where Nasarawa State is located, being the most affected.
HERFON currently leads the advocacy efforts focused on incremental budgetary allocation or creation of budgetline for malaria control activities, implementation of State malaria action plan
The aim of the fund is to support health organizations, networks and coalitions in third world countries to become more effectively engaged in national health policy processes, as well as contribute to the effectiveness of development cooperation and hold partners accountable for their commitments
The Foundation signed an MOU on collaborating with Public Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) for capacity building in human resources for health. The terms of the collaboration have been captured in the signed MOU between HERFON/PSIN.
This is a World Bank US$500Million credit to the FMoH to support states to improve Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition and Population using a result-based financing model. HERFON was represented in all the Zonal meeting with a presentation on “The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation” and also developed a concept note with specific work streams
Stakeholders in the health sector have advocated for a better accountability framework in order to guarantee better health care financing across the country.Read More
Presentation of an award by HERFON to His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa StateRead More