CHELD Influences Health Law, Ethics, Regulation and Policy Development in Nigeria and other African Countries

We provide policymakers with ongoing, systematic, and informed international and comparative analyses and reflections on policy options and their implications from legal, social, and ethical perspectives. It monitors legislation, court decisions, and regulatory movements related to health.

What We Do

We promote better health outcomes in Nigeria and other African countries.​

Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development (CHELD) is a not for profit, nongovernmental organization registered in Nigeria established in 2010 (www.cheld.org). The organization is both a research think-tank and an implementer in the area of public health, mental health, child health and survival, gender-based violence, NCDs and migration and their intersections with health, amongst other areas of interest.

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What We Do

Mental Health and Disability Programme

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

The organization is both a research think-tank and an implementer in the area of gender based violence and its intersections with health, amongst other areas of interest.

Prevent and Eliminate NCDs Programme

CHELD’s NCDs programme aims to carry out projects in the areas of salt awareness campaigns, transfats policy advocacy, cancer and the law, and improving school health programmes.

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.

Migration

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 and within the Action Policy for the National Migration Policy in Nigeria

Consultancy Services

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

Whilst health has scarcely ever been a Legislative priority in Nigeria, mental health in particular has received an infinitesimal level of attention in law and policy making.

Today, June 26 marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a day so designated by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1987 to curb drug abuse, worldwide.

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Our ultimate goal is to promote better health outcomes in Nigeria and other African countries, while educating health professionals about their legal and ethical obligations