Jos, Nigeria




The Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN is the oldest health faith-based organization (FBO) in Nigeria, founded in 1973 by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), and the Northern Christian Medical Advisory Council of Nigeria (NCMAC).

To provide efficient services by building the capacity of members and to collaborate with partners to improve the health for all in Nigeria.

The private not-for-profit, non-governmental umbrella organization derives its strength from the presently 685 registered Member Institutions (MIs), such as hospitals, medical and health training institutions. It is estimated that MIs together provide health care at the tertiary, secondary and primary levels to over 40 percent of the Nigeria population. CHAN has a strong partnership with Ministries and Departments of Health at all levels (including federal, state and local government authorities); and with other civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations. It is a member of the Africa Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP), Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH), Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN), and the Faith-Based Organization Network-Nigeria. CHAN also has a drug supply and logistics arm called CHAN Medi-pharm, which is responsible for procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution of drugs and other health supplies across the country.

CHAN Values:
● Empowering individuals and institutions
● Good Leadership
● Partnership and networking
● Demonstrate personal integrity, high moral standards, commitment to our shared mission, and excellence in our work.
● Bringing humility, energy, intellect, a sense of humor, and dedication to every task.
● Long-term commitments to our clients and colleagues. We place the ability for our clients to work effectively and independently over our desire for personal or organizational recognition.
● Non-discriminatory
● Stewardship and accountability

Over the years, CHAN have partnered with many donor organizations and Government of Nigeria to support our MIs in program management and implementation in the fields of Capacity Building, Effective Health System Strengthening, Resource Mobilization Advocacy, Malaria, Reproductive Health / Family Planning, Tuberculosis, Leprosy – and other NTDs, HIV/AIDS and Disability inclusion in Health care Services (an initiative introduced in the late 2018).


ACHAP, BFTW, EPN, CCIH, Federal Government of Nigeria