1985
SFH is incorporated and housed in a rented office in Lagos with two employees.
1989
SFH introduces her first product to the Nigerian market.
1989
SFH receives her first HIV grant from DKT International.
1993
SFH expands her portfolio with a USAID grant worth about 2 million dollars.
2002
SFH expands to the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
2005
SFH becomes the first Nigerian NGO qualified to receive funding directly from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A Nigerian is also appointed to the top position for the first time.
2005
SFH acquires her headquarters building in Abuja.
2009
SFH receives her largest grant yet from DFID to implement the ENR project. This grant was worth over 10 million GBP.
2011
SFH builds her 8,832m2 warehouse.
2021
SFH becomes ISO (9001:2005) certified and continues to deliver public health good to Nigerians and Africans at large.
This
is
SFH
Society for Family Health (SFH) is a Nigerian non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in partnership with communities, government, donors and the private sector for universal health coverage and social justice of all Nigerians. We deploy health system strengthening and total market approaches in a bid to unify the private and public health sectors to scale an Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) offering of good quality to all Nigerians. We leverage on over thirty years of thought leadership in a range of practical
community-level interventions and policy engagements to scale
population-level impact. SFH connects all Nigerians in an innovative social business model to expand access to essential health commodities while boosting overall national health financing.
SFH Nigeria, mother and child. Photo taken by @parapaso
Our vision is to ensure Healthy Lives for All.
Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to improve health outcomes by ensuring communities have access to affordable, quality, and gender-sensitive health services and commodities. Together with partners, we will act so that 200 million Nigerians have access to health services of good quality through the following Strategic Directions. Strategic Directions 2019- 2023.

  • Strategic Direction 1: Transform Healthcare Delivery
  • Strategic Direction 2: Redefine Gender-Sensitive Health and Community Systems
  • Strategic Direction 3: Innovate Policy Reforms
  • Strategic Direction 4: Strengthen Organisational Effectiveness

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Core Values

Accountability

As employees of a non-profit organisation, we acknowledge an obligation to set and demand the highest standards of accountability in the use of resources entrusted to us by our donors and communities we serve.

Professionalism

We aspire and strive to be a learning organisation, basing our strategies on evidence and objective evaluation for continuous improvement. SFH provides hard working and talented individuals with opportunities to grow and give of their best.

Collaboration

We embrace opportunities for furthering our mission through partnerships with other organisations. We encourage teamwork, communication and participation to maximise the collective efforts of all staff.

Respect

We recognise and strive to respect the diversity inherent in individuals, organisations and our nation. This principle guides our relationships with clients, colleagues, the people we serve and others.

Service to Humanity

As a non-profit organisation, we are committed to selfless service to humanity, especially the poor and vulnerable throughout Nigeria.

Integrity

We are committed to demonstrating honesty and transparency at all times in our dealings with people and organisations in and out of our own establishment.

Entrepreneurship

We value creativity and innovation, seeking to transform challenges into opportunities to achieve our vision.

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Foundation Members

Society for Family Health was founded by three eminent Nigerians; Late Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Late Mallam Dahiru Wali and Hon. Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako. The Founder of the DKT International, Phil Harvey was also one of the notable foundation members. SFH Nigeria is currently governed by highly reputable members of the Board of Trustees led by Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide. Dr Omokhudu Idogho serves as SFH Nigeria’s Managing Director and he is supported by Executive and Senior Management staff, comprising of seasoned leaders in their fields with a passion for improved health care.
Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako (Late)
Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (Late)
Mallam Dahiru Wali
Mr. Phil Harvey

Partners and Donors