SFH is incorporated and housed in a rented office in Lagos with two employees.
SFH introduces her first product to the Nigerian market.
SFH receives her first HIV grant from DKT International.
SFH expands her portfolio with a USAID grant worth about 2 million dollars.
SFH expands to the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
SFH acquires her headquarters building in Garki, Abuja.
SFH receives her largest grant yet from DFID to implement the ENR project. This grant was worth over 120 million GBP.
SFH becomes ISO (9001:2005) certified and continues to deliver public health good to Nigerians and Africans at large.

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


Core Values

Accountablity 2


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

About SFH

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
Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti
Mallam Dahiru Wali
Mr. Phil Harvey

Partners and Donors