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About Us


Our story starts way back 2003, then we were known as Eclipse Development Initiative.

Health Education and Empowerment Initiative (HEDEN) is a formerly known as Eclipse Development Initiative (EDI). HEDEN was established 2003 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2007 with Registration no; CAC/IT/NO 25262, with the main aim of promoting public health and social change through participation and community building. HEDEN is also registered with the Ogun State Ministry of Health, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

HEDEN is governed by a 6-member Board of Trustees and headed by an Executive Director who serves as secretary to the Board. The pedigree of the Board ranges from Medical Practitioners, Public Health expert, Community Development Professional, Educationist and Entrepreneur.

HEDEN encourages team spirit among its staff members who are trained to be generalists and get involved in all aspect of the organization’s work from facilitation to report writing, community mobilization, project management etc. HEDEN believes in the principle of capacity building for all her staff members, in other to equip them to effectively carry out her development programmes/projects.

HEDEN gets is funding from corporate organizations, international donors, consultancies, and few good spirited individuals who are passionate about our work.

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