The Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN) was founded in 1973 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, the Christian Council of Nigeria and the Northern Christian Medical Advisory Council (known as the Founding Fathers). Its’ original function was primarily to represent the views of Nigerian Voluntary Medical Organizations to the Government. advising on the integration of these organizations in the overall planning of Government and acting as a central point for an exchange of views and expression of new ideas.

Today, CHAN is a not-for-profit service organization,coordinating church sponsored health care throughout Nigeria. In accordance with its mission, CHAN assists its Member institutions (MIs) in reaching more people, especially the unreached with health services in Nigeria that are of good quality, affordable and patient friendly.

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