Professionals For Humanity (PROFOH) is a global brand that was conceived in Germany in the year 1996 and established in October 1998, during the interventions in the Jesse Fire Disaster in Deltas State, Nigeria.
That mission was supported by the Netherlands Embassy, South Africa High Commission, UNICEF, etc. Since inception, our mandate has been to provide emergency services portfolio that consists of health, quality education including providing safe drinking water and proper sanitary conditions, poverty reduction interventions, trainings, etc. around the world.
Our global membership is about 10,000 professionals.
PROFOH's headquarters was located first in Texas (2014) and recently to Washington, D.C. this year. PROFOH has and continues to strengthen the capacities and capabilities of domestic and regional health services across developing countries.
PROFOH is now officially incorporated in the following countries, while having presence in 15 other countries:
PROFOH's funding has largely come from its Board and members, and we have also received financial support from public spirited individuals; organizations and governments, including UNICEF; and the Japanese, Netherlands, and South African governments through their embassies.
Since 1998, PROFOH and its partners have conducted several education missions in public and private schools; provided writing desks; awarded scholarships; donated medical equipments and supplies to several public and private hospitals in Ghana and Nigeria; provided hundreds of households with filters for safe drinking water; immunized more than 50,000 children against Polio; and performed over 15,000 bold surgeries and more than 1.4 million out patients cases globally.
As an organization, we have organized world class summits and forums to recommend solutions to policy makers and respective governments on how to improve the underfunded public health sector, expand Socialized medicines and to create a better world.
PROFOH has also participated in several global conferences, roundtables and dialogues, among which are:
United Nations Conference of State parties in Marrakesh - Morocco, Dubai - UAE, Athens - Greece, Vienna - Austria, Amman - Jordan, Istanbul -Turkey, World Bank Springs Meeting Dialogue, Washington, DC, United States.
The organization has received ten international honors and awards, including Humanitarian Organization of the Year 2013 by GTF London and City of Athens, Greece as well as the 2021 Go-Global Award by International Trade Council, Washington, D.C., USA.
We have equally received Goodwill messages and letters of commendation from world leaders such as Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton; Koffi Anna, etc..
PROFOH is the official Strategic partner of the Medical School of Texas A&M University since 2011-a foremost institution that has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists in biomedical research and in the application of medical knowledge for the advance health care delivery globally.
Some of our strategic and technical partners includes the following:
WHO TB Partnership - Geneva;
Treatment Action Group - New York;
United Nations UNCAC - Berlin;
Global Thinkers Forum - London;
International Sanitation Organization - New Jersey;
Commonwealth Foundation - London;
Medical Mission International Texas; United Nations UNODC - Vienna;
Earthwide Surgical Foundation - Texas;
Drug Free Australia - Sydney;
World Bank Springs Meeting Dialogue - Washington, DC;
Global Cancer Care & Research Institute, Nairobi.
Dr. Reem Bissio, Chair - Jordanian.
Dr. Gbemuotor Kama, ED- Nigerian
Prof. Brian Camazine, American
Mr. Cliff Henry Jarrell, American
Mr. Markus von-Have, German
Dr. Gbaranen Gbanaador, American
Ms. Melina Masanovic, Serbian.
Ms. Angela C. Johnson, American.
Dr. Conrado Ordonez, American.
Prof. Yitzhak Lippin, Israeli.
Dr. Benbella Ndive, American.
Mr. Nicolaas Herholdt, South African.
Ms. Claudia N. Scott, American.
Prof. Stuart Quartemont, Chair, American
Amb. Joe Ayalogu- Vice Chair, British
Dr. Marcia Russell, Jamaican
Ms. Jutta Wisura, German
Mr. Orson Nurse, American
Mr. Matthias Gerhardy, German
Ms. Anita Singh, Nepalese
Mr. Yaron Aharon, Israeli
Mr. Mansur Arif Shamsi, Indian
Dr. Alexander Rochlitz, German
Mr. Hermant Patwari, Indian
Mr. Monday Robert, American
Ms. Sabine Dohlus, German.
Non Executive Director
Mr. Allan Martin, British .
AWARDS & HONORS
CNN IMPACT YOUR WORLD NOMINATION – ATLANTA, USA 2010
HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR-ATHENS GREECE 2013
OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR-KATMANDU, NEPAL 2016
THE ESSENCE AWARD- LOUTH, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2017
2021 GO GLOBAL AWARDS- WASGHINTON DC UNITED STATES 2011
BEST HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION-ABUJA NIGERIA 2021
For Details, Contact:
Dr. Marcia Russell
Director of Public Health