What is HEI?

HEI is a not for profit and Non-Governmental organization registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Since its establishment in October 2015, HEI has been aiding indigent and vulnerable patients in the hospital who are unable to afford basic medical care.

What does HEI do?

HEI stands in the gap for the poorest segment of Nigerian society, enabling them obtain lifesaving medical care in public hospitals.

It also provides succor to victims of Road traffic accident and other emergencies. Since the short time of its existence since 2015, intervened to save the lives of over 250 patients and critically injured accident victims in different hospitals in Lagos and its environs.

HEI works closely with 23 public hospitals, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), and other stakeholders.

Is this not a duplication of the welfare programmes in churches?

Rather than duplication, it complements and expands what they do. We are willing to partner with churches to reach more people and make more impact.

HEI seeks to focus on the poorest of the poor especially in public hospitals to reduce mortalities among them.

When does HEI meet or gather together for its programmes/Activities?

HEI General Meeting holds every quarter. Other meetings include Annual General meeting, Board of Trustees Meeting Exco meeting And Committee meetings.

HEI also has planning meetings when there are projects or outreaches such as awareness to hospitals.

How is HEI funded?

HEI is funded solely from the generousity of members who make periodic, quarterly and monthly contributions to HEI. HEI also receive contributions from corporate organizations.

How are the funds properly managed?

Funds go through several layers of approval without creating unnecessary bottlenecks that could hinder rendering emergency assistance to patients. HEI also ensures that receipts are issued for every cost covered by the organization to ensure proper documentation. We place emphasis on accountability and transparency. Audited accounts are available upon request.

How can I help?

  • You can become a member of HEI and save lives
  • You can volunteer your time and join HEI on outreaches and projects.
  • You can introduce HEI to your networks for funding support.
  • You can also get in touch with HEI and organize a fundraiser.
  • You can make donations 

Donations can be made to:

Naira Account Details:

Account Name: Health Emergency Initiative For Indigent Patients

Account Details: 0060048591

Bank: Sterling Bank Plc


Domiciliary (Dollar) Account Details:

Account Name: Health Emergency Initiative For Indigent Patients

Account Details: 0060344293

Bank: Sterling Bank Plc


Where does HEI work?

HEI currently focuses on Lagos State to improve the health of indigents and people living in low income communities; however, HEI has also intervened in some public hospitals outside of Lagos. We are looking to expand to other states in 2018.

HEI works with government hospitals because that is where most indigent patients go.


Who do I contact?

Health Emergency Initiative
86A Isale Eko Avenue,
Dolphin Estate,
Ikoyi, Lagos

08155554459, 08037228843