Hope Foundation Nigeria is committed to improving the health of the under-served and also self-empowering them to realize their full potential. Our target population are women and children. According to World Bank report of 2016, Nigeria is among the countries with the highest number of maternal deaths in the world, with a ratio of 814 per 100,000 live births.
According to World Bank Data 2016, infant mortality ratio is estimated at 69 per 1,000 live births. Nigeria still occupies an unenviable position on the list of countries with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Some important challenges that face Nigerians include; poverty, illiteracy and poor health care. Large numbers of the population live in slums with overcrowding and standing water where mosquitoes breed and spread malaria. Oral-fecal transmissions of diseases are rampant due to absence of portable water. As a grassroots organization we strive to encourage, promote and support efforts that can alleviate some of these problems.
Hope Foundation implements various programs that enable the pursuit of these goals.
- Promote and enhance integrated rural development in Nigeria.
- Provide quality, affordable and accessible health services to the under-served population.
- Encourage greater private sector involvement in rural development.
- Carry out, influence policies and promote rural development projects in Nigeria.
- Train interested field practitioners of rural development in methods of comprehensive development at the state and national levels, emphasizing initiative, planning and implementation.
- Collaborate, cooperate and affiliate with any national or international rural development organizations, societies, institutions, boards and other groups in furtherance of HFN’s objectives.