LFR International expands to Nigeria via partnership with HEI
… To train 350 first responders in coming months
LFR First Successful Training in Nigeria
A new partnership between Lay First Responders International and Health Emergency Initiative [HEI] was announced on Wednesday, 16th of March 2022. The partnership is aimed at improving the skills of Lay First Responders in Nigeria.
As a result, Nigeria is the seventh country in which LFR holds first responder operations, and it is the sixth country in sub-Saharan Africa as well.
For the first time, LFR will be able to implement its successful training programme in Nigeria with the help of HEI.
As part of the collaboration, the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Through LFR’s proven training program, HEI aims to improve outcomes between the site of injury and hospital admission. The LFR/HEI program will enroll 350 first responders, with potential to increase the number over the following year.
Both organizations aim to reduce youth fatalities caused by road traffic accidents, which are currently Nigeria’s leading cause of death.
LFR International Co-Founder Zachary Eisner
A comment on the development was made by LFR International Co-Founder Zachary Eisner, said: “HEI has a proven track record of improving post-crash care in Nigeria.
” We are so grateful for the work that HEI is doing and know that we are aligned in our mission to save lives. We can’t wait to get started with our partners on the ground in Nigeria.”
LFR International is a 501(c)(3)non-profit that empowers Lay First Responders. Founded in 2016 by Peter Delaney and Zachary Eisner, the organization has trained over 5,000 first responders to date.
Currently, LFR International is training first responders and conducting research in eight low- and middle-income countries.