Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development

Promoting better health outcomes in Nigeria and other African countries.

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What we do
Mental Health and Disability

The Mental Health Programme aims to increase awareness of mental health and support for disability rights in Nigeria and other African countries.

Gender-Based Violence

CHELD is both a research think-tank and an implementer in the area of gender based violence and its intersections with health.

Prevent and Eliminate NCDs

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases, kidney diseases, mental ill health.

Suicide Prevention Project

CHELD’s current activities include the Suicide Prevention Project under its Mental Health Project. The LCR2 Project advocates for the decriminalization of attempted suicide in Nigeria.


CHELD’s work in migration brings the approach of Health for All to migrants’ health. Health is also a cross-cutting issue in the African Union Migration Framework.

Consultancy Services

We provide a holistic approach to health law and policy development and execution.


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We provide a holistic approach to health law and policy development and to the execution of the practical projects that CHELD undertakes.

CHELD also consistently lends its expertise to development of health policies with the aim to providing practical solutions to health care issues around Nigeria. In this area, CHELD has worked closely with various national and international health organizations on projects relating to public health, female genital mutilation, migration, and health insurance among others.

Prof. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

A professor of Law, and a leading health lawyer in Nigeria who has been involved in health law reform nationally and internationally.

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