Nigeria Health Care Project

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Last update: 11th April 2016

This site tells you about our work and how you can support it.


Nigeria Health Care Project is a registered charity No 1112932

The project was launched in April 1992 in order to revive the work of the Wesley Guild in medical mission, which began at Ilesha Hospital in 1912. From just two (centres) projects in 1992, we are currently involved in funding 16 projects.

  • To work with the local Methodist Church Nigeria leadership in providing  health care facilities and trained personnel in areas of Nigeria which have poor or non-existent services as an expression of our common Christian love and discipleship
  • To work with the Nigerian diaspora to raise awareness and funds for the above cause.
  • To work with the World Church Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain to continue a creative partnership with Methodist Church Nigeria,
  • To raise funds and be good stewards of our financial resources.


2016 DVD ‘The Gift of Life’

The new DVD is now available and lasts 17 minutes – a good length for most meetings. It includes news from the training visit in November 2015.

Gift of LifeLeaflet

New NHCP Leaflet

We have produced a new leaflet for 2016 that supercedes the previous general leaflet and the Association of Friends leaflet

The DVD and the leaflets are available free from:

Dr David Cundall
1 Gledhow Park Road
Tel:   07989 194726 or 0113 2938351


NewsOur latest newsletter, covering the recent ‘training of trainers’ visit and other updates is now available to download

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Training of Training Poster

We also have an A4 poster summarising the November 2015 Training of Trainers visit. Please click here

Click to enlargeTraining of Trainers 2015

This November we have been supporting Nigerian colleagues with our second training of trainers programme in newborn resuscitation and care. As well as building on previous visits to Royal Cross Hospital in Abia State and Bethesda Hospital in Benue State we have also spent a week in Ayedun Diocese with colleagues from Ekiti State.

NHCP Trustees have agreed to fund Nigerian trainers to run further training sessions during 2016. They should be able to train at least another 100 health care workers in newborn resuscitation.

Picture: Felicia training Mary (Click on any picture to enlarge it)

Click to enlargeNew ultrasound machine for Omuo-Ekiti Hospital

Thanks to a bequest from Arthur Wray, we have been able to donate an ultrasound machine to Omuo-Ekiti hospital as part of a planned refurbishment programme.

The picture shows (left to right) Bankole Funke, Matron of Omuo-Ekiti Methodist Hospital; David Cundall, NHCP coordinator, Lay President  of Ayedun Diocese, Femi Aribisola and Omuo-Ekiti Methodist Hospital health worker Christian Egwumah.

New vehicle for Edawu

EdawuThe Very Revd John Angwa has been asking for years for a vehicle to enable the Community-Based Mental Health Centre at Edawu to serve their patients better. Here he is with a second-hand Toyota Sienna purchased with money from the Arthur Wray legacy.




EllandNHCP training funds recently benefitted from a brilliant concert by Elland Silver Band at Chapel Allerton Methodist Church, Leeds.


PigWho can match the ingenuity of the good people of Birstwith who came together to race (toy) pigs in their church hall?

To catch some of the excitement, watch a race on YouTube


Click to enlargeWestminster Central Hall Tithe funds to help at Ogoli-Ugboju

Ogoli-Ugboju continues to develop steadily

An ultrasound machine will also go to replace the machine at Ogoli-Ugboju. This has been funded by some of the Tithe Funds from Westminster Central Hall.

Picture: Bishop Peter Ikwulono of Apa receiving the ultrasound machine

Association of Friends

YakubaNHCP has an Association of Friends who give money regularly to ensure that salaries of essential staff in Nigeria continue to be paid.

One of the people we support is Esther Yakubu, a nurse midwife at Galadima Health Centre in Kaduna State. Here she is training others.

We currently have 90 members of the Association of Friends. Our target of reaching 120 has been extended to June 2016. If you are interested in becoming a Friend please contact Jenny Benfield: Tel: 01284 702157 e-mail

An Association of Friends leaflet is available.

‘Called to Serve’ New Powerpoint

Please click here to download a short powerpoint presentation which will
be useful for churches and other groups

Introduction to NHCP now on YouTube

We now have a 6 minute introductory video on YouTube.
Find out about the What, Where, How and Why of NHCP by clicking on this link:

Into Your Hands‘Into Your Hands’

This new booklet by Christine Odell is already proving to be very helpful to pastoral visitors, carers and friends. Another 2000 copies have been printed as these
booklets are proving to be very popular.

You’ve just been asked to make a pastoral visit, to be a caring, understanding and supporting friend ….
Of course you will go!  But then the worries start. What will you find?  What will you say?  Are you the right person for the job? How will you show the love of God to this person, when your words often seem so inadequate? … This little booklet has been written to help those who feel anxious about saying a prayer at such times.

Click here for ordering details

Click to enlarge this detailed map showing illustrations of the projectsMap

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