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”.
CHESTRAD is not-for-profit in orientation, registered in the United Kingdom as a charity, enjoying diplomatic status in Nigeria through its pan-African health systems advocacy programme ACOSHED as well as benefiting from the its 501(c)3 supporting organisation, the American Friends of CHESTRAD.
The Mission of CHESTRAD is to work as an ethical African organization that employs evidence based approaches to advocate for the development of equitable and sustainable health systems and youth empowerment programmes that deliver services that are close to client and improve health outcomes.
The Vision of CHESTRAD is to be an African leading non-state, not-for-profit developmental agency harnessing stakeholder resources and benefits, for sustainable health care delivery and development systems to young persons, households and communities.