About Us

CHELD Influences Health Law and Policy and advocates for the revitalization of the health sector in Nigeria and other African Countries

What we do

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

As a think-tank, CHELD provides research, analyses of issues and reasoned solutions to governments, regulatory authorities, global health agencies, development organisations, international donors, and persons involved in health development. CHELD provides 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.

"CHELD is a non-profit initiative, established in 2010, and based in Lagos, Nigeria, which is established to employ law, policy, ethics promotion and research, and practical health development projects to improve public health in Nigeria and other African countries."

CHELD also addresses the health concerns of the society and promotes good health by engaging in empowering health development projects.  These health development projects include the provision of health literacy and education to the general public about health issues, preventive measures, latest developments in health research from around the world, and the promotion of consumer awareness.  It also includes educating health professionals about their legal and ethical obligations. The ultimate goal is to promote better health outcomes in Nigeria and other African countries.

The CHELD team is comprised of lawyers, doctors, health professionals, social scientists, economists, public health specialists, gender specialists, and statisticians. Each professional brings their expertise to different aspects of CHELD’s work, providing a holistic approach to health law and policy development and to the execution of the practical projects that CHELD undertakes. A core team oversees the regular operations of CHELD.

Our vision is to see a truly healthy world where right to health is recognised in laws and policies and health services prioritize the needs of those who need it most.

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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

Our Team

The CHELD team is comprised of lawyers, doctors, health professionals, social scientists, economists, public health specialists, gender specialists, and statisticians.

Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe Onuobia

Executive Director & Senior Policy Analyst

Ifeoma Okemini-Arowolo

Advocacy Lead – Suicide Prevention Project

Chioma Dibia

Policy Analyst. Advocacy Lead – Gender Project