African-led social enterprise
The Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (CHESTRAD) is a global non-state, not-for-profit social enterprise established in 1992. It is registered in Nigeria as a Corporation Limited by Guarantee and is tax-exempt. It is also registered in the United Kingdom as a Company Limited by Guarantee (Registration number: 03249311) and is a public charity (1058387). In the United States of America, it enjoys tax exempt contributions and funds from its 501(c)3 supporting organization “The American Friends of CHESTRAD”
Our network partners are active at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. Over the past 3 decades, our reach and impact have evolved from a purely Nigerian based research and advocacy organization into a reputable global African-led non-state social enterprise and development agency.
Chestrad Global is a networked African-led social enterprise whose purpose is to sustainably finance universal access to assets to survive, thrive and excel throughout the continuum of life and southern thought leadership in global health and development
Chestrad Global consolidates the achievement of its three network members in Africa, Europe and the Americas, and of its country partners (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Senegal) over nearly 30 years
Our purpose is to be African-led, country impacting, and global influencing. Chestrad Global consolidates the pathfinding achievement of its network members and country partners to scale known interventions and deliver global public goods – health, nutrition, early learning, financial services, sustainable livelihood and human capital development – to women, children and young people. Our implementation approaches seek to achieve sustainability through blended financing, transforming development financing in Africa from dependence on aid to reliance on domestic resources and blended financing