Our Story

Hospitals for Humanity began when Segun Ajayi, our founder, went home to Nigeria and fell ill. He was taken to what was supposed to be the best hospital in the area, but he was unpleasantly surprised by how much resource it lacked.

Segun made a decision then and there that this was not going to be the story or Nigerian Healthcare. He knew that he was going to re-write that story, as there was a much better story to tell.

After 5 long years of planning, things started to take shape. But with so many possible approaches, the planning had to be carefully considered in order to find the best outcome. Even when the concept was sorted on paper, the implementation was then another hurdle, especially in an environment like Nigeria.

Logistics were also only one consideration. Practically, we knew we had to fundraise and get people on board with our vision. We could only be successful if others shared in our vision and helped us with our journey. We needed others to support us who understood what we were trying to achieve, and we have had some fantastic support that we are very grateful for.

It’s only through faith, determination and pure hard work that Hospitals for Humanity is now saving and changing lives across underserved countries. As an organization, we are dedicated to helping these children. Whatever we have to do to give them their lives back, that’s what we’ll do.

Since inception ...

HFH has conducted a variety of time-limited medical initiatives in Nigeria, Senegal, Haiti, Afghanistan and the Philippines (i.e., cardiothoracic surgery, ophthalmology (cataract and glaucoma surgeries) and hernia and breast cancer surgeries, Ebola training for medical personnel, diabetes/hypertension education and treatment, the establishment of long-term medical clinic, etc.).  In addition to those time-limited initiatives, HFH has specifically worked in Nigeria on the following health care system initiatives:

Trained local medical practitioners in cataract and glaucoma surgeries in River State;

Developed a primary health care system in Anambra State;

Developed plans for and supported the establishment of a permanent medical facility and developed an insurance plan for local residents that made healthcare more affordable in Isanlu, Kogi State; 

Conducted Ebola training for over three thousand (3000) medical personnel in River State.

Screened over 1500 children with heart defects.

Performed Pediatric Cardiothoracic (open heart) surgeries and Cardiac Catheterizations in Nigeria on seventy (70) patients with a 96% success rate at care & management rate comparable to any first class institution in the world.

Built the capacity of local Nigerian hospitals in the process, one surgical procedure at a time.

Our Current Immediate Goals.

85000 children suffer yearly from Congenital Heart Disease while less than 112 pediatric open-heart surgeries are performed each year in most Africa countries. Hospitals for Humanity’s pediatric Open-Heart Initiative, is a program designed to address this issue. Our immediate goal are;

  • To provide yearly, pediatric open-heart surgery for 250 children with Congenital Heart Disease in Nigeria for the next 5 years.

  • Skill and knowledge transfer from our US-based team of experts to Local medical staffs in Nigeria as they will work in hand on procedures.

  • Reach the most vulnerable children irrespective of proximity with no cost to the child or parent.

  • Increase the awareness of CHD symptoms within communities.

  • Decrease Children mortality rate and increase the Human Capital Index Nigeria.

Save a little heart

1000+ Childrenin our waitinglist need you.

Currently, we have a revolving list of over 1000 children in our data base who are CHD positive and need open-heart surgery immediately. It is revolving because at least 1 child on our list will die per week.

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