About Hospitals for Humanity

We are a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in the State of Georgia.

HFH is on a mission to maximize positive health outcomes in regions affected by extreme health situations.

We achieve our mission by :

1) providing professional quality triage and crisis care; 
2) establishing or re-establishing in-country health care networks; 
3) and training local medical personnel in the use of modern technology and patient care practices.  

HFH works to decrease barriers to healthcare for people around the world, through a variety of effective, high impact, contextually appropriate programs. Through time-limited Public Health Initiatives, HFH provides immediate strategic and technical medical support to those in greatest need, while using lessons learned during this initial phase to assess the need for construction of health care facilities and training of personnel to lay the foundations for lasting infrastructure that pave the way for sustainable improvement in global health care delivery.   

HFH- African branch is registered as an NGO in Lagos, Nigeria. HFH’s approach to all of its international initiatives, including the cardiothoracic surgical capacity-building project in Nigeria is based upon a grounded, in-country approach developed and informed by it past international work. This five-step collaborative model includes:

Step 1

Identification of local leaders to facilitate both short-term and long-term program outcomes and sustainability;

Step 2

Completion of initial health care needs assessment for the targeted community;

Step 3

Coordination of medical initiative teams from our global partners on a monthly basis, as needed, to perform triage and address crisis care or local needs in the targeted region and train local medical personnel;

Step 4

Identification of pre-existing conditions and/or chronic health care needs to be addressed in the targeted region; and

Step 5

Introduction of programs tailored to meet the special needs of the community, i.e. ophthalmology, infectious disease control, cardiothoracic surgery.

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 a long-term medical clinic, etc.).  In addition to time-limited initiatives, H

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.