1985
SFH is incorporated and housed in a rented office in Lagos with two employees.
1989
SFH introduces her first product to the Nigerian market.
1989
SFH receives her first HIV grant from DKT International.
1993
SFH expands her portfolio with a USAID grant worth about 2 million dollars.
2002
SFH expands to the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
2005
SFH becomes the first Nigerian NGO qualified to receive funding directly from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A Nigerian is also appointed to the top position for the first time.
2005
SFH acquires her headquarters building in Abuja.
2009
SFH receives her largest grant yet from DFID to implement the ENR project. This grant was worth over 10 million GBP.
2011
SFH builds her 8,832m2 warehouse.
2021
SFH becomes ISO (9001:2005) certified and continues to deliver public health good to Nigerians and Africans at large.
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PROFILE OVERVIEW

Welcome to Society for Family Health (SFH) Global. SFH started as a Nigerian non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in partnership with communities, government, donors and the private sector for universal health coverage and social justice of all Nigerians. We deploy health system strengthening and total market approaches in a bid to unify the private and public health sectors to scale an Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) offering of good quality to all Nigerians.

We leverage on over thirty-five years of thought leadership in a range of practical community-level interventions and policy engagements to scale population-level impact. SFH connects all Nigerians in an innovative social business model to expand access to essential health commodities while boosting overall national health financing.

OUR HISTORY SFH is a public health institution in Nigeria founded in 1983 by Honourable Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (late), Pharm (Mallam) Dahiru Wali and Mr. Phil Harvey. SFH began as a Population Services International (PSI) affiliate with one HIV grant and reproductive health products for distribution in Nigeria. In 1985 SFH was incorporated as a Nigerian non-governmental organisation and in 1994 released the award-winning Who Get This Rain Coat Gold Circle Condom/Family Planning campaign on national television. In the late 1980s it went into partnerships with pharmaceutical companies to distribute Gold Circle condoms in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States, in South Western Nigeria. It soon scaled up its operations, expanding nationwide, and commencing the marketing of oral contraceptives, in partnership with USAID. A partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) followed, which also focuses on the marketing of condoms oral and injectable contraceptives, and a water-based lubricant. By 1997 SFH was distributing seventeen million condoms annually, and by 2009, 200 million condoms all over Nigeria at a subsidised price. In 2003 SFH launched its malaria programme, in partnership with USAID. This focused on both the treatment and prevention of malaria, one of the biggest causes of infant and child mortality in Nigeria. The malaria programme has grown significantly, with funding and support from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The focus is now on the use of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACT) and conducting Rapid Diagnostic Test for malaria before treatment as well as encouraging proper use of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets. In 2005 SFH became the first Nigerian organisation to receive direct funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement programmes in reproductive health. SFH now has 20 regional offices and 14 active projects present in 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory where the organisation is headquartered. The organisation also helps to ensure healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, child spacing and emergency interventions for women at risk with funding support from several national and international donors and funders including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States International Development Agency, UK Department for International Development UK, Oxfam Novib, United Nations Population Fund and the Global Fund to fight HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Ethical Measures At SFH, we are: People of integrity, exhibiting uprightness, transparency, and honesty, People who work as a team and are confident in one another; People who are committed to excellence, undertaking every aspect of our work with care, determination and pride People who are responsive to the needs of our stakeholders, committed to collaboration with government and our other partners both local and international, People who are curious and enterprising and, People who constantly strive to learn and increase our knowledge and capacity.

SFH as an Organisation has carried out various humanitarian projects in other to save and protect communities.

SFH targets In-School and Out-of-School Youths, Men, Women and Children, increases demand for quality delivery of health care and ultimately provides free to highly subsidised products and services in Malaria, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Cervical Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Child Health, Maternal Health, Safe Clean Water to and through private and public health facilities across Nigeria, and now aiming the world at large starting with some African countries.

Intervention Areas

The Society for Family Health Nigeria works in six key areas; each deliberately selected as identified fields which significantly affect family health in Nigeria.

Here are our Thematic areas:

  • Safe Water Systems in Nigeria
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • Maternal and Child Healthcare
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
  • Malaria Prevention and Treatment
  • Health and Social Systems Strengthening

SFH Nigeria’s thematic areas are enveloped in different projects which are implemented in many states across Nigeria.

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Core Values

Accountability

As employees of a non-profit organisation, we acknowledge an obligation to set and demand the highest standards of accountability in the use of resources entrusted to us by our donors and communities we serve.

Professionalism

We aspire and strive to be a learning organisation, basing our strategies on evidence and objective evaluation for continuous improvement. SFH provides hard working and talented individuals with opportunities to grow and give of their best.

Collaboration

We embrace opportunities for furthering our mission through partnerships with other organisations. We encourage teamwork, communication and participation to maximise the collective efforts of all staff.

Respect

We recognise and strive to respect the diversity inherent in individuals, organisations and our nation. This principle guides our relationships with clients, colleagues, the people we serve and others.

Service to Humanity

As a non-profit organisation, we are committed to selfless service to humanity, especially the poor and vulnerable throughout Nigeria.

Integrity

We are committed to demonstrating honesty and transparency at all times in our dealings with people and organisations in and out of our own establishment.

Entrepreneurship

We value creativity and innovation, seeking to transform challenges into opportunities to achieve our vision.

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Foundation Members

Society for Family Health was founded by three eminent Nigerians; Late Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Late Mallam Dahiru Wali and Hon. Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako. The Founder of the DKT International, Phil Harvey was also one of the notable foundation members. SFH Nigeria is currently governed by highly reputable members of the Board of Trustees led by Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide. Dr Omokhudu Idogho serves as SFH Nigeria’s Managing Director and he is supported by Executive and Senior Management staff, comprising of seasoned leaders in their fields with a passion for improved health care.
Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako (Late)
Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (Late)
Mallam Dahiru Wali
Mr. Phil Harvey

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Our People

SFH Society for Family Health’s organisational structure promotes efficiencies and accountability at every level, leading up to the donors. The organisation, led by the SFH board of directors, SFH executive management, project steering committee members and project partners have clear functions in the oversight of the purpose and status of projects and programs. This facilitates quick decision making and knowledgeable support to project level activities that ensure that programme/project goals are achieved

SFH as an Organisation or group of individuals have a really significant bond, in other words; great relationship amongst themselves. We strengthen Organisational effectiveness together with our employees, donors, and partners, where we improve the health outcomes by ensuring communities have access to affordable, quality, and gender-sensitive health services and commodities.

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Countries

For over three decades, we have orchestrated quantum leaps in Africa’s health sector

Partners and Donors

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