• welcome to EHDF Nigeria

    Welcome to

    El-Shaddai Healthcare Development Foundation
    Orphanage and Refuge for vulnerable Children

  • We care, shelter & support

    We care, shelter & support

    Abandoned babies & Teenage Pregnant mothers

  • How to reach us

    How to reach us

    CALL: +234 07030663590, 07030663477

  • email address

    Email Address :

    abenedictameh@yahoo.com | abenedictameh@ehdfnigeria.org,
    embenameh@yahoo.com.| embenameh@ehdfnigeria.org

  • Account information

    Account Information:

    Acct Name:El-Shaddai healthcare developement Foundation. Acct N0: 0027912521

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OUR PRAYER

    O Lord Almighty,
  1. Protect us from the desire for personal gain in our services to you.
  2. Protect us from that subtle lure of recognition or fame.
  3. Protect us from the fatal attraction of financial reward.
  4. Help us to maintain our focus on giving to you instead of getting from you in jesus name we pray.

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LET YOUR COMMPASSION AND SKILL WORK

A meeting of compassion for humanity and specialized skills that is the forum that has been created for you by this new, fully incorporated NGO El-Shaddai Healthcare Development Foundation (EHDF). On one hand you care so much about abandoned babies, pregnant unmarried teenagers, orphans, the poor elderly, poor stranded children, the terminally ill, HIV/AIDS affected and infected; you dream of a vibrantly healthy society. On the other hand you are an experienced health worker, counselor, professional, preacher, church worker, law enforcement officer businessman or public servant. You have an invaluable skill in human management, project management, community mobilization, social marketing and fund raising – this is your chance to help man, please God and be fulfilled. The El-Shaddai healthcare Development Foundation is an NGO that has total healthcare package with focus on some of the more devastating areas:

ESSH

El Shaddai specialist hospital

Teenage pregnancy

Founders of EHDF

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El Shaddai Childrens Home

Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Partnership

Our partners can support us in a number of ways, for children's home.
  1. Non-cash support include:
    1. Feeding of babies in the home
    2. Collaboration
    3. Networking & information sharing
    4. Facillity and expertised sharing
    5. Capacity building intervention
    6. Cleaning
    7. Participation in special chores
    8. Counseling and follow up activities
  1. Support in cash and materials:
    1. Cash donation on a one-off and periodic basis
    2. Payment of workers
    3. Furnishing
    4. Cash donation for a specific event, purpose or facility        
    5. Capacity building intervention
    6. Expansion of the home
    7. Donation of computers and Communication facilities
    8. Drilling of borehole
    9. Supply of generators, vehicles for movement of the children to school, church and other functions

1. Personal Information of Partner

2. Voluntary Association you worked with or you are currently working with                 



3. Which groups of needy people do you have the zeal and strength to work with?                 



  .  HIV/ AIDS Patients

   
  .  Terminally ill Patients  
  .  Pregnant Teenagers  
  .  Orphans in the community  
  .  Sexually Vulnerable youths  
  .  Malnourished babies, youth and mothers  
  .  Child Adoption
 

Newsletters

Newsletter 2007

This NGO was registered with the CAC in July 2005. Components: The El-Shaddai sspecialist Hospital and the El-Shaddai Children's home. The El-Shaddai Children's Home started operation in March 2006 but was formally commisioned on 22nd September 2006 by the executive Governor of Benue State.



El-Shaddai Specialist Hospital : This component of NGO focuses on general care and management of diseases. Medical conditions beyond our competence are referred to tertiary health institutions. The HIV/AIDS prevention and care services continues. Voluntary confidential counseling and testing is offered. Treatment of opportunistic infections and anti-retroviral therapy are given to patients at subsidized rates. The hospital continue to render back-up services to the El-Shaddai Chldren's Home (ELSCH). Teenage and crises pregnancy antenatal care, counseling and delivery services are given free of charge. Most of te crises pregnancy cases are now boarded in the hospital instead of the ELSCH as was originally planned. This is for security and logistics reasons.

El-Shaddai Children's Home (ELSCH) : Motto:- Save lives, Save souls.
From the inception of the home in March 2006 to date, we have handled twelve (12) teenagee and crises pregnancies. One was reconciled to her parents.. She opted to keep the baby but the baby died a few weeks after birth due to neglect. One was referred to a sister organization in Jos because of her special needs. She gave birth there but refused to give up the baby for adoption. The baby died two weeks after the birth. Two were reconciled to their parents but we do not know the outcome of the pregnancies. One stayed with EHDF for four weeks and decided to go back to the parents of the man that got her pregnant. Three failed to continue with antenatal care and counceling after a few weeks. Two stayed with EHDF, delivered and gave up the babies for adoption. One stayed with EHDF but the baby died in the womb (cause is unknown) a few days before delivery. She had severe haemorrhage at birth but timely intervention of El-Shaddai Specialist Hospital saved her life. The twelfth case is currently on addmission with us receiving antenatal care, feeding, clothing, e.t.c.

A baby abandonedd in a restaurant was brought to us on 30th June this year . The mother who could not live with the guilt showed up five days later. She was arrested by police following her intervention of her parents the baby wass releaesed to her. The baby staye with us for three weeks before the processes wrere completed. We learnt that the baby diedd few days after she was taken from us. One of the babies in ELSCH was recently adopted to a comfortable home by the intervention of the State Ministry of Woman Affairs and social Development.

The ELSCH presently has two children:- one is a product of teenage crises pregnancy and the other is a motherless baby whose mother died a month after his birth. The EHDF has reached out to seventeen (17) vulnerable chilldren since inception to date. Some receive help in area of healthcare, food, clothing, shelter, tuition fees or all of the above.

Funding On the National Day (1st October 2007), the First Lady, Arc. (Mrs.) Yemisi Dooshima Suswam invited children's party. She gave us gifts of food, provisions and cash. This is the first time the State Government has given EHDF any gift. We pray that the good Lord will bless her indeed.

Newsletter 2008

Greeting of joy, peace and love to you all in Jesus name. We thank the Lord, God Almighty for bringing us to a successful end of the year 2008. El-shaddai Healthcare Development Foundation (EHDF) continues to make progress in all her objectives paritcularly in the areas of care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), There was an increase in the number of registered OVCs from seventeen in 2007 to twenty-seven in 2008. Two orphans were removed from the list. One had attained the age of eighteen and the other was reunited with his biological family.

El-Shaddai Children's Home (ELSCH) : Motto:- Save lives, Save souls. Two babies were added to the El-Shaddai Children's Home (ELSCH) this year. One was rescued from an insane mother at the point of attemprting to strangle him. The other baby is the product of a crisis pregnancy. We hope to re-unite these babies with their biological families when it is safe to do so. The crisis pregnancy mother has been rehabilitated with a christian mentor for skill aquisition. A teenage crisis pregnant girl was admitted to ELSCH on 24-11-2008 for shelter, antenatal care and delivery.

Levels of care/services rendered to OVCs: A large number of the OVCs live in their own homes or with their relatives. EHDF offers services in areas of health, Nutrition, Education, Psychosocial, Spiritual and moral support. Presently we have three OVCs resident at the El-Shaddai Chilldren's Home. In addition to the above services, shelter is provideed to these resident OVCs and the teenage/crisis pregnant girls. The first baby of ELSCH started Nursery School in September this year. Sheis doing very well.

Support to EHDF : We thank Lord GOd, Jehovah El-Shaddai for providing our needs. El-Shaddai Specialist Hospital remains our main supporter in the health services. Some members of the NGO also give financial and material support from time to time. The State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has been supportive in Education and some social needs. Some individuals have been supportive in materials and financial needs but these are far below our needs. Hope International Ministries, Bedford, UK, headed by Pastor Larai Aduma has been very supportive to our spiritual and financial needs. Total Experience Church International headed by Pastor and Pastor (Mrs.)-Harpazo Dickson and Dorothy Apeh have been supportive in providing skills aquisition to the crisis pregnant girls. We receive spiritual support from Pastor P. Ikese, Pastor Isaac Itodo and Rev. Timothy Addah who come to pray for the children and the crisis pregnant girls regularly.

Challenges : Poor funding is a major challenge to EHDF. This is more so because funding has majorly been the sporadic giving by friends and members of EHDF. Corporate and regullar funding is almost non-existent. We hope and pray for better support in the coming year 2009. We wish that individual could come forward to adopt OVCs from us. Such adoption may be partial adoption (e.g. paying the school fees of one or two) or total adoption. We desire that more pulicity be given to the services of EHDF by individuals and corporate media organization. We are very grateful to the Oracle Magazine and Radio Benue for the publicity they have given to EHDF and her services. We desire to reach out to the youth particularly, for the following reasons.

1. To enlighten them of the consequences of premarital sex.

2. To educate them on the varous pro-life options available to them in the event of an unplanned pregnancy

3. To train them to be peer educators and advocates of the campaign against abortion and baby abandonment.

Partnership with us : You may partner with us in the following areas:-

1. Praying for EHDF in all dimensions and on regular basis.

2. Offering assistance in cash and kind.

3. Offering mentorship for skill acquision, scholarship to OVCs e.t.c.

4. Offering volunteer services to El-Shaddai children's Home.

5. Be an advocate for pro-life activities of EHDF.

May the Lord bless you richly now and always. Amen!

Newsletter 2009

We bring you greeting in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We are grateful for the faithfulnness of God who never left nor forsook us. The year 2009 has been a very challenging but fruitful year. The traffic of orphans and vulnerabla children and girl in crisis pregnancy situations was much.

El-Shaddai Children's Home (ELSCH) : Motto:- Save lives, Save souls: The El-Shaddai Children's Home lived through its name in the year 2009. Many lives were touched in ways beyond our expectations. During the course of this year, two teenage crisis pregnant girls and one indegent single pregnant woman received full antenatal care and safe deliveries. They have been reconciled to their families. Seven cases of teenage crisis pregnant girls were attended to for counseling, and partial antenatal care. These ones returned to their families and continue their antenatal care elsewhere. Five persons came for counseling about adoption.

Sponsorship/Gifts/Supports : Members of the EHDF are the main contributors to the work of the foundation. They have not relented in paying their duties. Some of the members have consistently given monthly freewill donations to EHDF. May the Lord richly reward them. The Heal the World Missions, Otta, Ogun State has remained faithful in their commitment towards the educational scholarship to two of our OVCs. Global fund gave educational sponsorship to one additional OVC, thereby bringing the number to five. The first Lady of this State, Architect Yemisi Dooshima Suswam visited ELSCH on 2nd July, 2009. She gave us gifts of foods items and toiletries. The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has continued to support us with food items and toiletries. Mr. Andy Onazi, of Mama Abayol Orphanage has been consistent in channeling the support from the Ministry of Women Affairs and social Development to us at ELSCH. Individuals and groups visit ELSCH now and again and give their support and gifts. May the Lord reward tem all. Pastor Peter Ikese, Pastor Isaac Itodo and Evangelist Rev. Timothy Addah have continued to give spiritual support to the OVCs and the crisi pregnant girls. El-Shaddai Specialist Hospital is our main supporter in health services.

Challenges : Poor funding continues to be a major challenge to EHDF. The global economic meltdown has not helped matters. Creation of awareness of the services rendered by EHDF will help to increase the number of beneficiaries. A more pro-active approach by the public to the issue of illegal abortions among the youth is very needful. Besides the shedding of innocent blood the risk to the life of the girl having the abortion is ever present and real. This should be emphasized as often as possible.

Good News : A member of the Board of Trustees of EHDDF, Dr. Mc.Anthony Ben-Ameh wedded his beloved, Dr. Tongriang Jennifer Banwat on 3/10/2009. They have since settled to happy married life.

Partnership with us : You may partner with us in the following areas:-

1. Praying for EHDF in all dimensions and on regular basis.

2. Offering assistance in cash and kind.

3. Offering mentorship for skill acquision, scholarship to OVCs e.t.c.

4. Offering volunnteer services to El-Shaddai children's Home.

5. Be an advocate for pro-life activities of EHDF.

May the Lord bless you richly now and always. Amen!

Newsletter 2010

We greet you with love in the name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ as we use this opportunity to tell you of God’s faithfulness to El-Shaddai Healthcare Development Foundation in 2010. We continue to experience a heavy traffic of orphans and vulnerable children as well as pregnant girls in crisis situations. By the grace of God we were able to meet up the challenges ensuring that every single need was met.

El-Shaddai Children's Home (ELSCH) : Motto:- Save lives, Save souls: The El-Shaddai children’s Home lived to its name by touching many lives in ways beyond our expectations. All the goals for which ELSCH was established were being realized from day to day. A large number of OVCs live in their own homes or with relatives (community based orphans). EHDF offers services in areas of education, nutrition, health, psychological help, spiritual and moral support to them all. In addition to the above stated services, shelter is also provided to the residents of OVCs and the teenage crisis pregnant girls. ELSCH had seven resident OVCs during this year. Three were returned to their families leaving us with four resident at the year ending. Seven crisis pregnant girls came for counseling. Two of them were admitted to ELCSH for 3-4 months and had successful deliveries. Five persons came for adoption but were counseled appropriately regarding the national policy on adoption.

Support for EHDF : The Lord has proved Himself faithful to us in so many ways. El-Shaddai specialist hospital remains the main supporter of EHDF in health services. Also some members of NGO give financial and material support from time to time. EHDF has 19 registered members. The state ministry of Women affairs and Social Development has been supportive in education and some social needs. The First Lady of Benue State, Arc. Mrs. Dooshima Yemisi Susuwan also gave food items and toiletries to us. Some individuals have also been supportive by giving materials such as toiletries, snacks, baby clothes, aprons, food items and cash which went a long way in ensuring the payment of school fees and the daily wellbeing of our children. We wish to appreciate the following: Mrs. Regina Agboh (UK), Mr. Bassey Ituen, Dame Ivy Kalu, Mrs. Mary Atama, Shiloh Goodness Bible Club, Mrs. Dorothy Luke-Benson, Pst. Mrs. Dorothy Apeh, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, N/Bank, Lt.& Mrs. Olanipo, Friends Club (Mrs. Shangyala Mfena), Mrs. C. S. Agbese, ECWA Challenge Youth Felloship, Mr. & Mrs. Zam, Children’s Church, Deeper Life Bible Church, Kanshio, Total Women Fellowship of Total Experience Church, Mrs. Victoria Gungu, Mr. R. B. Miler, Deeper Life Church Kanshio, Col. (rtd.) Henry Ikogbode, Women Fellowship ECWA Challenge compound, Our Saviour Education Center Makurdi, Col. (rtd.) & Mrs. U. I. Ameh, Dr. Victor Oboh & Family, Mrs. Susan Ekoja, USAID (FNSP Markets), Mr. & Mrs. Michael Agada, Abuja, Mrs. Miranda Akume, Block Rosary Crusade, Mrs. Juliana Banwat, Mr. & Mrs. Chigozie Iwuji, Pastor and Men of God that visited at different times to pray for the children.

Challenges : Poor funding remains a major challenge to EHDF especially as donations by friends and members of EHDF come in a sporadic manner. It is our desire that individuals step forward to adopt OVCs from us, this may be partial or total adoption. We also would appreciate more publicity being given EHDF by individuals and corporate media organizations.

Partnership with us : You may partner with us in the following areas:-

1. Praying for EHDF in all dimensions and on regular basis.

2. Offering assistance in cash and kind.

3. Offering mentorship for skill acquision, scholarship to OVCs e.t.c.

4. Offering volunteer services to El-Shaddai children's Home.

5. Bean advocate for pro-life activities of EHDF.

May the Lord bless you richly now and always. Amen!

Newsletter 2011

We thank Almighty God, Jehovah El-Shaddai for seeing us successfully through this year 2011. During this year were confromted with myriads of the spiritual and social needs of orphans and vulnerable children, abandoned babies, crisis pregnancy girsls and those in need of adoption of babies. We were able to meet theri needs and those that we could not help directly we referred to where their problem could be solved.

El-Shaddai Children's Home (ELSCH) : Motto:- Save lives, Save souls: In this year, ten application for admission into ELSCH were received st different times. Two were successful. The first case stayed for a few days only and had to return to her natural family. The second child is currently living in the home with the other children. Eleven cases of teenage crisis pregnancy were managed this year. Two were admitted for antenatal care and delivery. The others were managed as outpatients and were reconciled to their families. In all these cases, the babies were saved from abortion and abandonment. Three of our children are in Nursery/Primary school and one is in secondary school. Two former cases of crisis pregnancy returned to us this year. The first had sipritual problems and was directed to an appropriate ministry. The second case came to request for her baby whom she delivered with us 5 years ago. She is not married and has no defined means of livelihood. We counselled her and sent her away. Several people came to request for adoption from ELSCH. They were referred to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Services.

Support and partnership : The Lord, Jehovah Jireh has remained our ultimate provider. El-Shaddai Specialist Hospital is a major supporter. The members of the EHDF have continued to give financial, material, spiritual and moral support to ELSCH. EHDF has 19 registered members. Some individuals ans organizations have supported the work by giving materials, food items and cash donations. We wish to appreciate the following:- Mrs. Regina Agboh (UK), Dame Ivy Kalu, Mr. and Mrs. Chigozi Iwuji,Engr. and Mrs. Elijah Eriba Okeke, Col. (rtd.) Henry Ikoghode, Rev. Isaac Otor, Shelter of Glory (Mission Dept.) Makurdi, Mrs. B. Azi and Mrs. S. Omenka, Ian Bernadette Sewuese, Jesus is Willing and Able Deliverance Ministry /Church, One Heart Club of Nigeria (Makurdi), Mrs. Juliana Banwat (Jos), Onyanta Blessing Agbo (Lagos), Samuel Akor (Abuja), Sector Commander FRSC Makurdi, Kate Ademu and friends (Anthony Igboyi, Dr. Onoja P. Okwori, Engr. Enenche Okwori), Pastors and men of God that visited at different times.

Challenges : Poor funding remains a great hinderance to EHDF plans and projects. We wish to create awareness of our mission, vision and services. We desire that our Pro-life stand should be publicized as wide as possible.

Prayers : We solicit your prayers in the following areas:-

1. Praying for wisdom and grace for us to do the work as unto Him.

2. Pray that crisis pregnant girls will avail themselves of the services of EHDF to save lives and souls.

3. God's protection for members of EHDF, their sponsors and beneficiaries against retaliatory spirits.

4. Pray for partners and sponsors to join us bear the burden of the work.

5. Pray that the pro-life message should spread to all the corners of this country and the world.

May the peace of the Lord be with you all.

Newsletter 2012

We give God the glory for seeing us through the year 2012. This has not been an easy year. The numerous civil unrest and natural disasters have impacted negatively on the economy. This has resulted in a great reduction in the support to the El-Shaddai Children’s Home (ELSCH). However, we have witnessed quite an increase in patronage of the services to the orphans and crisis pregnant cases. Also, request for babies for adoption continue to come, even though we tell them to go to the ministry of Women Affairs and Social Services. In this year 2012, over seven applications for placement in the ELSCH were received at different times. Only one was successful. The Home should only be as a last resort where there are no other options. We discovered, during the interviews that prospective applicants were simply running away from their responsibilities. Family members exist who can take care of the children. Four cases of crisis pregnant were handled successfully this year. Two were lost to counseling. Two were managed through antenatal care to delivery and reconciled to their parents. The number of orphans living outside of ELSCH reduced to 30 this year. This followed their graduation from secondary school or their take over by some compassionate uncles.

Support and partnership : The Almighty God, Jehovah Jireh has remained faithful and continues to provide for us. The members of the EHDF continue to support the work financially, materially, morally and spiritually. Some organizations and individuals have also supported in various capacities. We wish to appreciate the following:

The General Manager of the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, Mrs. Ada Chenge, Pastor Franklin Bernard and the congregation of the Glory Gospel Center, Makurdi, Veronica Ochanya Ekere, Mrs. Ladi Ogbole, Mrs. Angnes Ogbaji, Mrs. Ugwuanyi Louis, Dr. Sam Abah, Mr. and Mrs. Ina, Mr. Michael Ugbudu, Miss Jane Enenche, UmuikeNachi, Grace Ngumo, Regina Enne Ogah, Children Sunday School of Calverry Methodist Church, Kanshio, Rev. and Mrs. Timothy Adah of World Deliverance Evangelism Ministry, Otukpo, Mrs. Iru Obe C., Mrs. Maria Atom, Fredrick Paulinus and members of Charismatic Christian Brothers from Holy Ghost Parish Maurdi, Mr. Adewumi Olatunde, Pastor Godfrey Osoba, Jesus is Willing and Able Deliverance Ministry, Makurdi, Mrs. Jane Ameh, Tony Nwoka, Dr. Agbo Agbo Emma, Ministers from Ragha Chapel, FMC, Mrs. Ivey Kalu, Mrs. David Nicodemus, Madam Koru Kiri, Mr. and Mrs. Ina Uta among others. Most of the support we receive are food items and toiletries. Three of the children in ELSCH are in the Nursery and primary School and their school fees have to be paid.

Challenges : Poor funding remains a great hindrance to EHDF plans and projects. We wish to create awareness of our mission, vision and services. We desire a better awareness of the available pro-life services at EHDF. A recent challenge is the abandonment of babies after admission to the home. We have cases of lack of contact with the home for up to five years. This definitively translates to lack of the promised support for the children from their relatives that brought them. Consequently, the six children presently residing in the Home are catered for solely by the EHDF, academically, health wise and other needs. This is sad because, it makes it difficult to extend same help to others who may need it due to lack of funds.

Prayers : We solicit your prayers in the following areas:-

1. Praying for wisdom and grace for us to do the work as unto Him.

2. Pray that crisis pregnant girls will avail themselves of the services of EHDF to save lives and souls.

3. God's protection for members of EHDF, their sponsors and beneficiaries against retaliatory spirits.

4. Pray for partners and sponsors to join us bear the burden of the work.

5. Pray that the pro-life message should spread to all the corners of this country and the world.

May the peace of the Lord be with you all.

News letter 2013

We thank the Almighty God, Jehovah El-Shaddai for seeing us through this year 2013. We thought 2012 was a very difficult year but 2013 turned out to be even more difficult. The support we got for the El-Shaddai Children's Home was mainly in form of food items. We needed money to pay the salaries of the nannies, the school fees for the children and transportation of the children to school and church. We have five nannies, ten children in pre-primary and primary school, and two children in secondary school.

ENCOUNTER DOCUMENTATION FOR ELSCH

I. Four of the children admitted for care with undertaking to support them by their relatives were abandoned. The relatives reneged on the agreement. EHDF is now solely taking care of them.

II. Five babies were brought for admission to ELSCH. None of them qualified to be admitted for various reasons. In one of the cases the man that brought the baby alleged that his wife ran away and left the baby for him. In all the cases there was evidence that they had a family that could care for them..

III. Four cases of teenage/crisis pregnancies came at various times for admission to ELSCH. They were assessed and the conditions discussed. However, none of them returned for antenatal care and delivery.

IV. Eight women came to make enquiries about adoption. Many of them do not satisfy the conditions for adoption. Moreover, adoption is done by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

V. The number of OVCs living outside the ELSCH but receiving medical, nutritional, educational support


SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP
El-ShaddaiSpecialist Hospital is our main supporter for healthcare services. Some members of our NGO give financial and material support from time to time. The spiritual well being of the children is taken care of by our members and also by regular church attendance. The following have given us support with gifts of food items, toiletries, clothes, and occasionally cash:
. Engr. Mrs. Ada Chenge (GM, LBRBDA)
. Catholic Charismatic Holy Ghost Parish Makurdi
. Rev. &Pst. (Mrs.) Timothy Addah
. Mrs. Elizabeth Arii
. Mrs. Grace Onigbinde
. Nurse Ene Joy Omaji
. Our Saviour's College Makurdi
. Mrs. AladiOgbole (BSU, makurdi)
. Queen of the Rosary Sec. School Gboko Old Girls' Association set 1997
. Madam Koru Kiri, Mr. & Mrs. Hussaini Matthew
. Deeper Life Children's Church Kanshio
. Jesus the Bread of Life Prayer Group (Holy Family Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria)
. Mrs. Saadatu Abah Obaje (Abuja)
. Hon. Dr. Agbo Emmanuel
. Mrs. Jane Ameh (BSU, Makurdi)
. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Agada (Abuja)
. Lady Ivy Kalu (Makurdi)
. Heal The World Missions (Otta, Ogun State).

CHALLENGES

Our resources are very strained due to lack of supporters. Payment of salaries of the nannies and the school fees of our children is a big challenge. We need a minibus to take the children to and from school, and to attend church service on Sundays. The phenomenon of abandonment is a big challenge. Presently, three of the children have been abandoned as their relatives that brought them have refused to pay the agreed subsidized support and have not visited them for upwards of fourteen months.

EL-SHADDAI SPECILAIST HOSPITAL

This component of the NGO continues its main role of general medical care. Treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS are provided at subsidized rates. ELSSH provides back-up medical services to the ELSCH and all her registered OVCs. All the teenage and crises pregnancy cases are boarded in the hospital instead of the ELSCH for security and logistic reasons.

PRAYERS
We solicit your prayers in the following areas:
1. The Lord's wisdom, provision and protection for members, supporters and beneficiaries of EHDF services.
2. Pray that crisis pregnant girls will avail themselves of the services of EHDF to save lives and souls.
3. Pray that the pro-life message should spread to all the corners of this country and the world.
May the peace of the Lord be with us all.

Newsletter 2014

We are grateful unto the Lord God Almighty for seeing us through this year 2014. We thank God for excellent health that we all enjoyed this year. However one of the nannies had to take early retirement because of challenges with her eyesight.

ENCOUNTER DOCUMENTATION FOR ELSCH
(i).   We received several requests for admission of babies to ELSCH. However, we always advise the relatives that a child grows better when he/she is reared within the family. We admitted a female baby to the home on 2.7.14.

(ii).   Three cases of teenage/crisis pregnancies were received for care. Two of them withdrew and one continues to receive care as we await her delivery.

(iii).   Ten women came to make enquiries about adoption of babies. Two of them were from outside Nigeria. We always advise them that adoption is facilitated by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

(iv).  The number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) living outside the ELSCH, but receiving medical, nutritional, educational and psychological care stands at twenty two (22).

(v).  Three of the children at the home have been abandoned. Their relatives that brought them have stopped visiting them and have also stopped paying the subsidized upkeep money which we agreed when we admitted the babies.

SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP

El-Shaddai Specialist Hospital is our main supporter for healthcare services. Many of the members of our NGO give material and financial support from time to time. The spiritual wellbeing of the children is taken care of by our members and also by regular church attendance. The following have given us support with gifts of food items, toiletries, clothes, and occasionally cash. We are eternally grateful to you all.

They are:

Dr. Agbo Emmanuel;

Engr. Mrs. Ada Chenge;

Mrs. Ladi Ogbole;

Rev. Dr. & Pst. Mrs. Timothy Addah;

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Dominion Arena), youth fellowship, Kanshio, Makurdi;

Teachers of Anglican Christian Church Nursery/Primary school, Makurdi;

Teachers of Grams schools, Naka road, Makurdi;

Praise & Worship Ministry Jesus the Bread of Life Prayer Group of Holy Family Parish, Kanshio, Makurdi;

Hon. John Alachi; Christ Apostolic Church Youth Dept., Barracks road, Makurdi;

Unique Sister’s Fellowship;

Calvary Methodist Church (young ladies), Kanshio; Madam Koru Kiri;

The Lord’s Chosen Evangelists, Makurdi (fellowship group); Nurse Patience Ukpata;

Mrs. Jane Ameh; St. Augustine Church Wadata (Charismatic Fellowship);

St. Thomas Catholic Church, Anum, Makurdi (women fellowship);

Lady Ivy Kalu;

St. Vincent de Paul of St. Mary’s Conference, N/Bank, Makurdi.

CHALLENGES
Our main challenge is finance – due to the few number of our financial supporters. The payment of salaries of the nannies and the school fees of our children often pose a big challenge.

We sincerely need a minibus to take the children to and from school, and to attend church services on Sundays.
The phenomenon of abandonment is a big challenge. Presently, three of the children have been abandoned as their relatives that brought them have not only stopped paying the agreed subsidized upkeep money but also have stopped visiting them.

EL-SHADDAI SPECIALIST HOSPITAL (ELSSH)

This component of the NGO continues its main role of general medical care. Treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS are provided at subsidized rates. ELSSH provides back-up medical services to the ELSCH and all her registered OVCs. All the teenage and crises pregnancy cases are boarded in the hospital instead of the ELSCH for security and logistic reasons.

PRAYERS
We solicit your prayers in the following areas:
1.   The Lord’s wisdom, provision and protection for members, supporters and beneficiaries of EHDF services.
2.   Pray that crisis pregnant girls will avail themselves of the services of EHDF to save lives and souls.
3.   Pray that the pro-life message should spread to all the corners of this country and the world.

May the peace of the Lord be with us all.

Newsletter 2015

We thank the Almighty God, Jehovah El-Shaddai for seeing us through the year 2015 which was very challenging in many ways. This was an election year and was associated with many social and economic challenges. The Lord gave us all excellent health but one of our members (Rev. Dr. Timothy Addah) was called home to be with the Lord on 22.10.15.

ENCOUNTER DOCUMENTATION FOR ELSCH
(i)   One of the children (OVC) was collected by the mother on 6.1.15. She was a single parent who had to go for further studies. After completing her studies she felt she could now take care of her baby.

(ii)   The number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) presently living in the Home is five. Four are receiving primary school education.

(iii)   The number of orphans and vulnerable children living outside the ELSCH, but receiving medical, nutritional, educational and psychological care stands at twelve (12). Two are receiving secondary school education, and one primary school education.

(iv)   Four cases of teenage/crisis pregnancies were registered for care this year. One had a normal vaginal delivery on 2.4.15 and was reconciled with her parents who opted to keep the baby. One is currently receiving antenatal care. Two have absconded from care.

(v)   Seven women came to make requests for adoption of babies. We always refer them to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

(vi)   Three of the children at the home have been abandoned. Their relatives that brought them have stopped visiting them and have also stopped paying the subsidized upkeep money which we agreed when we admitted the babies.

SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP El-Shaddai Specialist Hospital is our main supporter for healthcare services. Many of the members of our NGO give material and financial support from time to time. The spiritual wellbeing of the children is taken care of by our members and also by their regular church attendance. The following have given us support with gifts of food items, toiletries, clothes and occasionally cash. We are very grateful to you all. We assure you that heaven has records of them and the Lord will reward you accordingly.

The list of the supporters in chronological order is as follows:
Members of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Mary’s conference, N/Bank, Makurdi;

Lady Ivy Kalu (Makurdi); Ms. Juliet Ujah (Makurdi); Blessed Trinity Treft, Makurdi;

Mrs. Elizabeth Arii (Makurdi); Nurse Patience Ukpata (Makurdi);

Staff and Pupils of Anglican Nursery and Primary School, Makurdi;

Col. (rtd.) Henry Ikoghode (Abuja); Rev. Dr. Timothy Addah (Otukpo);

Mrs. Justina Ibekwe (Makurdi); Men’s Fellowship of Methodist Church of Nigeria, South Bank, Makurdi;

Dr. & Mrs. Sam Abah (Makurdi); Mrs. Grace Ikyumen (Makurdi);

Mrs. Ladi Ogbole (Makurdi); ECWA GoodNews Church, Women’s Fellowship, Naka road, Makurdi;

Mr. & Mrs. Friday Olubo (Makurdi);

Methodist Church of Nigeria, Ankpa Road, Makurdi (Choir Dept.);

Loveth Ejimofor & Blessing Alfred (Makurdi);

Mrs. Deborah Idachaba (Abuja);

Pst. Daniel Ejembi & Pst. Jonah Abojeh (Makurdi);

Nurse Grace Otsai (Makurdi);

Nurse Agnes Anebi (Makurdi);

Mrs. Eunice Ortom (First Lady of Benue State);

Mrs. Mary Agada (Abuja);

Mrs. Anthonia Ochanya Ali (Makurdi).

CHALLENGES

Our main challenge is finance. This is because we have only a few number of financial supporters. The payment of salaries for the nannies, school fees, uniform and books often pose a great challenge. We sincerely need a minibus to take the children to and from school, and to attend church services on Sundays. The phenomenon of abandonment is a big challenge. Presently, three of the children have been abandoned as their relatives that brought them have stopped visiting them and also stopped paying the agreed subsidized upkeep money.

EL-SHADDAI SPECIALIST HOSPITAL (ELSSH) This component of the NGO continues its main role of medical care. Treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS are provided at subsidized rates. ELSSH provides back-up medical services to the ELSCH and all the registered OVCs. All the teenage and crises pregnancy cases are boarded in the hospital instead of the ELSCH for security and logistic reasons.

PRAYERS
We solicit your prayers in the following areas: -

1. The Lord’s wisdom, provision and protection for members, supporters and beneficiaries of EHDF services.
2. Pray that the crisis pregnant girls will avail themselves of the services of EHDF to save lives and souls.
3. Pray that the pro-life message should spread to all the corners of this country and the world.
May the peace of the Lord be with us all. Amen.


About Us

EHDF

EL-Shaddai Healthcare Development Foundation (EHDF) EHDF was registered with the corporate affairs commission of Nigeria in July 2005. It is made up of two components.   1- El Shaddai specialist hospital    &    2- El Shaddai Childrens Home.

EL-Shaddai Specialist Hospital

This focuses on general medical care of diseases. Difficult cases is referred to tertiary health institutions. HIV/AIDS prevention and care services are a focal point in our services. Voluntary counseling and testing is offered. Treatment of opportunistic infections and anti – retroviral therapy are given to patients at subsidized rates. With funding we hope to give it completely free in the near future. Care of teenage crisis pregnancy cases is another focal point of the El-Shaddai specialist hospital. Future funding could reduce the medical and physiological costs of these services. At the moment, it is offered free of charge to indigent cases, where contributions are offered by near relatives it is welcomed, but it is not mandatory.

EL-Shaddai Childrens Home

The El-Shaddai children’s home started operations in March 2006 but was formally commissioned on 22nd September 2006 by the then Executive Governor of Benue State, Mr George Akume. From the inception of the home in March 2006 to date we have handled 13 teenage and crisis pregnancies. One was reconciled to her parents. Another was referred to a sister organization in Jos (Pro Life Evangel) for special care, two other ones were reconciled to their parents, Another opted to go back to the father of her baby, three were lost to follow up after a few weeks of counseling . Two stayed with EHDF, had their babies and gave them up for adoption and fostering; another had a stillbirth but was re-united with her family through collaboration with the state ministry of women Affairs’ and social services. Another is presently receiving care and counseling. Options are being discussed with her and her boyfriend. EHDF is of the opinion that there is no situation too hopeless, too dark or too awful for the power of almighty God to overcome. Our responsibility is to share the hope and unfading love that is available through Jesus Christ. We cannot control or be responsible for our client’s choice, but we are to give her a place where she can come and be accepted, and find value simply because she is a child of the KING.

Who are we? We are a Pro-life and social services project of an NGO El-Shaddai Healthcare Development Foundation.

What is our purpose? The home is built for:

1. Orphans and vulnerable children.

2. Abandoned babies.

3. Teenage pregnancies (Counseling and antenatal care).

4. Childless couples and others who wish to adopt children.

5. Pray that the pro-life message should spread to all the corners of this country and the world.

What do we charge? Nothing. Our services are absolutely free.

Aims & Objectives of EHDF

The Aims and Objectives of the Foundation include:

  • To establish a system for preventive healthcare particularly in nutrition, infectious and communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases and HIV & AIDS.

  • To establish a continuous and sustained system of education, information and counseling of the target population for effective implementation of nutrition and preventive health strategies.

  • To establish a system of uninterrupted immunization against the six killer diseases prevalent in the community.

  • To establish a system of family health care that will ensure safe motherhood, reduction in maternal, prenatal and infant mortality and effective family planning.

  • To establish a rehabilitation center or haven for HIV & AIDS patients and terribly ill patients

  • To establish a system of primary and secondary healthcare For El – Shaddai Specialist Hospital Makurdi to serve as a referral center where patients would come from all parts of Benue State and neighboring States to consult Specialists in various fields of medicine, surgery and Dental surgery.

  • To establish a children home to cater for children who wouldn’t otherwise have a home due to loss of the parents or are stranded.

  • To award scholarships to deserving and indigent children within the immediate community

  • To solicit for and receive funds from donors, person and or organization and apply it in the realization of the objectives of EHDF.

EHDF Staff Strength

 Name  Position  Profession
 DR .A.B. Ameh  President  Gynaecologist & Obstetrician
 Mrs F. Ben-Ameh  Secretary  Administrator
 Itodo Isaac Itodo  Member  Minister
 Mr John Alachi  Member  Environmentalist
 Miss Christine Ben-Ameh  Member  Media & Communication Expert
 Rev.Timothy Addah  Member  Minister
 Dr.McAnthony Ben-Ameh  Member  Medical Officer
 Dr.Jude Ben-Ameh  Member  Medical Officer

EHDF Vision

“A system that provides a standard, qualitative and total healthcare (spiritual and physical) to all, regardless of creed, race and religion”. Indigenous healthcare NGOs are not novel in Benue state yet the EHDF is unique in many ways but particularly in its approach to harnessing specialized capacity available within Benue state too meet the peculiar challenges in an existing faith based service delivery atmosphere. EHDF provides opportunities for different categories of people to help fellow man, please God and at the same time enjoy themselves.

Orphans

Twenty one (21) OVC are currently registered with the EHDF. Due to poor funding, we cannot exceed this number at the moment. Services offered to our OVCs are educational, health shelter, house hold economic strengthening, psychosocial and legal support. Plans are underway to include vocational training and life skills education.

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