HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The vision was born when it was discovered that a certain parent of a child admitted into one of the hospitals in the country could not afford about five thousand naira (N5,000) for medical prescriptions and as a result, the child died within days. 

It was in response to this that Health Emergency Initiative {HEI) came into being on October 24th 2015. It is a group of passionate individuals who completely dislike the manner in which children from indigent parents die in most public hospitals within the country. 

a new era of hope…

Since efforts towards health advocacy and influencing legislative outcomes by various groups in the past has fizzled out tremendously due to weak institutional frameworks and lack of political will; HEI timely intervention filled the gap and since then we have intervened to save the lives of over 200 patients in the following hospitals:

  • Ajeromi General Hospital, Ajegunle, Lagos
  • Alimosho General Hospital, Igando, Lagos
  • Apapa General Hospital, Lagos;
  • Badagry General Hospital;
  • Ebutte Metta Health Centre, Lagos
  • Federal Medical Centre Ebutte Metta, Lagos
  • Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos
  • Isolo General Hospital, Lagos;
  • Lagos Island Maternity;
  • Lagos State University Teaching. Hospital, (LASUTH)
  • Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)
  • Massey Children Hospital, Lagos
  • Mushin General Hospital, Lagos;
  • Police Medical Clinic Falomo, Lagos
  • Randle General Hospital, Surulere, Lagos
  • Shomolu General Hospital, Shomolu, Lagos;
  • University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH);
  • Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

WHERE WE ARE NOW

In collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and selected public hospitals in Lagos, HEI recently launched the ‘None Should Die’ initiative to enable road accident victims receive early phase emergency care intended to stabilize them and thus save thousands of lives.

The operation of the organization is expanding nationwide gradually. HEI noble objective is to save the lives of our people who are unable to pay for lifesaving medical care often not exceeding N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira).