Doctors Health Initiative (DHI) is a human rights organisation that has been around since 2008. With almost a decade of existence, we have been committed to serving human life by building healthy, free and just societies. Our service is aimed at the development and maintenance of healthy families; the fundamental units of societies. More importantly, the pivotal role of the woman in the family and society cannot be overemphasised; meeting the many challenges to women’s health is our top priority.
We are Medical doctors and other professionals committed to using medical, scientific and social means to serve and develop the society through the family. We comprise of physician members, associate members (non-physicians), partner members (members of NGOs with like goals and principles who we work with) and collaborators (non-members who volunteer their time and resources to our projects).
We have worked on so many projects; Conferences for University students, Health Outreaches to improvised communities like Makoko, Media Parley for journalists, internally displaced persons (IDPs) Health and Counselling Outreach in Benin, Lagos, Yola etc.
In light of the humanitarian crises being faced by the Nigeria citizens in IDP Camps, DHI has designed projects to address the challenges faced by these persons in the IDP camps. One of such projects is the IDP camp Health Outreach. The first out of a series of four outreaches will be taking place in the IDP camp in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria from February 22-25, 2017.
The Outreach entails free Medical consultation and wellness checkups, treatment, dispensation of drugs and referral of complicated cases. We will also distribute food stuffs, clothes, sanitary pads and other welfare items you can think of.
We believe in collaborations and we know that we can achieve a lot together. The Internally displaced persons, due to no fault of theirs are going through crises. They are our brothers and sisters and we must help them. We implore you to help collaborate with us to assist them. There are so many ways you can collaborate; check us out, follow us on social media and help spread the word about us and our projects: FB: Doctors Health Initiative, Twitter: @DHI_nigeria, IG: @dhi_nigeria, visit our website and blog http://dhinigeria.org/ and https://dhicares.wordpress.com
You can Volunteer for our various projects, send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a suitable slot for you. You can also donate cash and material items. For cash donations, here is our account details Account Name: Doctors Health Initiative Account No: 0065496649 (DIAMOND BANK). Feel free to call us on +2347039628339.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others”