People Need People

Common Heritage Foundation

People Need People

Who we are

Six academics from Nigeria, UK, and Ghana, came together in 1997 following three years of deliberation, took the bold decision to establish a not-for-profit organization to address the gap between evidence and its application into policy and practice against absolute poverty, ignorance, and disease in the African community. In 1999, the organization was registered in Nigeria as the Common Heritage Foundation (CHF) (RC 12361). CHF focus is on using research evidence for addressing problems in health, education and community capacity development. 

Capacity Building

In 1997, CHF commissioned the development of formal training for health workers leading to Diploma in tropical health and disease control hosted by the Modibbo Adama University of…Read More


The principal activities of the Common Heritage Foundation are policy and implementation-relevant research; project monitoring and evaluation, interventions to protect the weak and…Read More

Geographic Focus

Although regarded as the most community-interactive NGO in Northeastern Nigeria, CHF has expanded since 2010 to other parts of the country particularly Northcentral, Northwest…Read More


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