“ GTHI has a firm resolve to bridge the gap between the private sector and government obligations”
Gas to Health Initiative (GTHI) is a registered non-governmental organisation with the Corporate Affairs Commission with registration number CAC/IT/NO 59384 under the Companies and Allied matters Act 1, of 1990. GTHI was inaugurated on the 22nd day of February, 2013.
As a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political organisation, GTHI has a firm resolve to bridge the gap between the private sector and government obligations, setting the ball rolling on promoting the growth of LP gas consumption nationwide, ensuring a shift of the energy market towards LP Gas, and likewise promoting a healthier society.Read more
“ To improve people’s health by substituting other fuels for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), particularly firewood and kerosene. To ensure that LPG becomes affordable and competitive. To ensure a safe industry for consumers and workers. ”
“ The Gas to Health Initiative will become, and be rated as, the foremost independent organization promoting the safe and healthy use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG); improving the health of the people and increasing access to LPG throughout the nation. ”
“ Focused on reducing child mortality and morbidity (Millennium Development Goal 4) by reducing exposure to toxic fumes from wood fuel. Focused on improving maternal health and ensuring that women don’t die giving birth. ”
Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees
When the Gas to Health Initiative (GTHI) was formed in 2013, Nigerians were collectively using 250,000 metric tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) a year. This adds up to less than 2kg of LPG per capita, roughly half the amount documented in other West African nations. This is particularly problematic, given that LPG shares none of the problems associated with traditional fuels. It is a clean burning substance that releases no smoke and significantly decreased levels of toxic pollutants.
GTHI was formed to combat misconceptions about the use of LPG and to spread awareness of its main benefits. Throughout its first year of activity the GTHI team has succeeded in increasing the amount of LPG currently in use throughout Nigeria to roughly 300,000 metric tons per year, a standout success by any measure!
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to the wonderful GTHI members who have made this possible, as well as our sponsors, without whom our awareness campaigns would not have had the same reach or impact.
I would also like to invite you all to join us in our fight against unsustainable, harmful fuels that claim the lives of as many as 4 million people each year (WHO 2011). It is our collective duty to put an end to these countless deaths, as well as the extensive deforestation that is threatening our environment. We must work tirelessly in order to ensure that we will leave future generations with a legacy we can be proud of. It is my belief that we can achieve this through the dedicated efforts of the GTHI team and that, together, we can move forward towards a healthier, more sustainable future.
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