Eagle’s Heart Foundation (EHF) is an offshoot of Eagle’s Health Organization (EHO). EHO stemmed from a divine inspiration in August, 2008. The vision was all about disease prevention. Though, it was initially targeted at communicable diseases such as diarrhoeal, malaria and tuberculosis- which could be prevented by public sensitization on the importance of personal hygiene and sanitation.
In 2009, Mr. Ibukun Sowemimo, the founder of this great organisation began to develop interest in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) when he found out it was the world’s largest killer and that more of the deaths took place in low-and-middle income countries, such as Nigeria. He was motivated and energised by the fact that “80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented - if tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity could be avoided.” By the end of 2009, the founder had fully found his niche in the prevention and control of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Fliers containing the key messages to protect heart health were often shared at the founder mother’s restaurant (Ultima Restaurant) Bodija, Ibadan city, Oyo State. World Health Day 2013’s Poster with the theme “control your blood pressure-cut your risk of heart attack and stroke” was pasted on the restaurant’s door.
The name “Eagles’ Health Organisation (EHO)” seemed broad and not traceable to any disease or health problem, hence the need to make it specific. Eagle’s Health Organisation was changed to “Eagle’s Heart Foundation (EHF)” in August, 2014.
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