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 Pro-Health International  is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Abuja, Nigeria as a non-governmental organization. We are also registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Pro-Health International is operated by a Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and an Executive Council. The Board of Directors is responsible for all policy and control functions of the organization. The Executive Council (Management) is in charge of day-to-day program leadership, planning and implementation, while the Board of Trustees serves in an advisory role.


Dr. Iko Ibanga,
Executive Director (Founder)

Mr. Akanidomo Ibanga,
Executive Secretary

Dr. Mark Umoh,
Director of Surgical Services

Mr. Henry Essang,

Mrs. Rebecca Abimiku,


The current  Board of Directors for Pro-Health International USA is contituted as follows:

Iko Ibanga    MD                              -  Executive Director

Curtis High  DDS                            - Chairperson

Anthony  Udo-Inyang MD             - Vice Chairperson

M. Allyson  Brown  MD, FACOG  - Secretary



Pro-Health International’s track record and experience in grant management are as follows:
John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant
. Following a retrospective analysis of PHI projects over a six-year period (1991-96) it was determined that 85% of the beneficiaries of PHI’s free health care were women and children, and that the majority of women presented with symptoms related to reproductive health. This led PHI in 1997 to apply for a $50,000 grant from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to incorporate a reproductive health component in its outreach projects. The grant was awarded to PHI and was successfully managed and implemented.

Total Fina Elf Funding. In 2002, Total Fina Elf funded four free healthcare projects in the Niger Delta Region at a cost of N26 million. 

Funding from State and Local Governments. PHI has received funding from various state and local governments ranging from N1.5 – N3.5 million per project for the provision of free healthcare and health education to community members.   

Niger Delta Development Commission Grant. PHI is currently executing an annual contractual collaboration with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for the provision of free mobile healthcare services/HIV AIDS prevention programs to the people of the Niger Delta. Due to the impact that PHI has created through this program, this collaboration has been renewed for six consecutive periods. The grant amount is an average of $1.8 million per annum for the last six years.

African Prisons Ministry (APM) African Prisons Ministry, based in South Africa collaborates with PHI to reach out to prisoners in Nigeria with compassion and care.  Services include HIV/AIDS prevention messages, free medical clinics, and banquettes. Funding for these outreach activities is provided by APM.

Lulu Briggs Foundation Grant. The LuLu Briggs Foundation, a Port Harcourt (Rivers State)-based organization that cares for the poor and aged, has provided funds (N15,000,000) for the construction and equipping of a mobile HIV testing laboratory to boost our HIV/AIDS program.

Other Sources of Funding:  These include: Directorate for Technical Cooperation in Africa  - sponsored a free health care outreach to the Gambia; Nto-Annang Foundation, Houston Chapter – sponsors one free health care project in Annang land in the Niger Delta every year;  Times Square Church funded medical outreaches in Zambia and Burundi. They also provided funding for building and equipping of one of the MSUs for customs clearance and logistics.