What is HEI?

HEI is an acronym that stands for Health Emergency Initiative which is a 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 to obtain life-saving medical care in public hospitals.

It also provides succor to victims of road accidents and other emergencies. In 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 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 moralities among them.


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

HEI General Meeting holds every quarter. Other meetings include the 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 by the generosity of members who make periodic, quarterly and monthly contributions to HEI. HEI also receive donations from corporate organizations and the public.


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.


Does HEI support individuals seeking financial help?

Our process has always been to work with social health workers in public hospitals, verify the case, pay directly to the hospitals and see to the discharge of the beneficiary.


Does HEI medical intervention cover surgeries or chronic illnesses?

No it does not, HEI Intervene in cases of less than N30,000.


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 kind donation.

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 soon.


How can I get involved with HEI if I reside outside Lagos?

You can get involved by supporting our programs and ensuring it reaches a lot of people, by making kind donations to our cause, participating in live events. Every other way you can get involved will always be communicated.


Why does HEI work with government hospitals?

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


How can I contact HEI?

You can visit us at number 2, Ayinde Giwa Street, Surulere, Lagos or, Call us on (+234) 803-7228-843 or (+234) 706-3985-777 and via email at info@hei.org.ng