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 5-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.

HEDEN is a member of the following associations:

  • Nigerian Network of NGOs in Nigeria (NNNGO)
  • White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
  • A million Mum
  • CIVICUS
  • World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
  • Open Alliance, Nigeria (Open Government Partnership -OGP)
  • Civil Society on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CISCHAN)
  • Stop TB partnership
  • Ogun State Drug Control Committee

Our Cor Values are:

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Equity
  • Accountability

HEDEN projects are aligned to achieve SDGs 1,3,4,5,10 and 17

  • SGD1– End Poverty in all forms everywhere.
  • SDG 3-, Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • SDG 4– Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • SDG 5– Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls
  • SDG 10– Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • SDG 17– Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Our Target Population 

Our target populations are vulnerable groups, wherever and whenever they can be found.

Our target includes:

  • Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
  • Women, Children and Men
  • People Living with Disabilities
  • In and Out-of-school Youths
  • Single Mothers/Orphans
  • Hard to Reach Communities

HEDEN HAS NO POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONS.

Our Vision

A world in which communication saves lives, improves health and enhances well being

Our Mission

To build the capacity of vulnerable groups through information, education, communication and health programs, so that individuals and communities can live meaningful lives and improve their well being and have a sense of dignity in a new community

Our Logo

The three highly stylized images are partners supporting one another. They all share the same shoulders, signifying equity, camaradere, but more importantly, they bear each others burden like you are always sure of a shoulder to cry on. The white strip in the circle signify transparency. We hope you’ll find this logo involving and inspiring.