Nigeria Press Material

Polio Eradication Experts Task Government on Prioritizing Children in Inaccessible Areas

19 January 2017

ERC chairperson, Prof. Tomori (5th from right)) and other members Abuja, 19 January 2017 - Experts are calling on government to galvanize partnerships aimed at reaching children in inaccessible areas, having identified that Nigeria’s polio resurgence in August 2016 was largely due to insecurity in northeastern Nigeria and waning political commitment. Their collective agreement hinged on the firm belief that interrupting transmission of polio requires processes focused on reaching children in inaccessible areas, providing timely and adequate resources.


Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in north-eastern Nigeria

12 January 2017

Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in north-eastern Nigeria A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4 766 214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria is planned to start this week.


New WHO Country Representative Formally Assumes Duties in Nigeria

15 December 2016

The WR presenting Letters of Credence to Nigerias Minister of Foreign Affairs Abuja, 15 December 2016 - The new World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative(WR), Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu formally assumes duties on 15 December, 2016 with the presentation of his Letters of Commission to Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Geoffrey Onyeama. The presentation which took place in Abuja, was witnessed by dignitaries from the ministry and WHO country office.


Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

14 December 2016

WHO/B Mafio 14 December 2016 | GENEVA - One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released today by WHO. Of those facilities remaining, one third are not functioning at all. "High insecurity, difficult terrain and lack of health workers, medicines, equipment and basic amenities such as safe water are making access to essential, lifesaving health care extremely difficult for people in this conflict-affected area," says Dr Wondi Alemu,…


Minister of Health Receives In-coming WHO Representative to Nigeria

05 December 2016

Professor Adewole (Right) welcoming Dr Alemu to his office in Abuja. Abuja, 05 December, 2016- The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, 0n 02 December, 2016 received the in-coming World Health Organization Country Representative (WR) to Nigeria, Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, at a maiden meeting held in the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in Abuja.


WHO Evaluates Health Sector Emergency Humanitarian Response in North Eastern Nigeria

03 December 2016

Group picture after the review in Abuja Abuja, 03 December 2016- The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Nigeria has reviewed the progress made and lessons learnt from the health sector response for humanitarian emergency in the northeast states of Nigeria after four months of scaling up operations in the region affected with insurgency. The 2-day review workshop was aimed at making adjustments and instituting corrective measures for the next two months based on lessons learned.


2016 World AIDs Day-Nigeria Launches National Guidelines to Rapidly Eliminate Deadly Disease.

02 December 2016

From R-L, Barr Adebayo Shittu; Minister for Communication, Dr Osagie Enahire, Minister of State for Health,  Minister for Health, representative of the PLHIV, Dr Sani Aliyu; DG NACA and other dignitaries at the event Abuja, 02 December 2016 - The campaign against the spread of the deadly AIDS virus in Nigeria on 01 December, 2016   received a major boost with the launch of National Guidelines for HIV prevention, treatment and care to fast track plan of action towards achieving the 90-90-90- targets. His Excellency, President Muhammadu launched the document to commemorate the 2016 World AIDS Day commemoration at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.


Northeast Nigeria Response Borno Health Sector Bulletin # 8 20 November 2016

20 November 2016

IRC Health officer been assisted by a community volunteer at Goni Kachallari community where Integrated PHC services are provided On 17 November 2016 following harmonization of the data available from the following sources: EWARS, IDP camp surveillance data from SPHCDA, Health sector partners and IDSR, it was concluded that there is an ongoing measles outbreak in Borno State.