Nigeria Press Material

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.


Nigerian Crisis Situation Report Issue number 12 to 18 November

18 November 2016

WHO’s mobile team conducting measles vaccination at Custom House camp WHO has delivered one Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) to Premiere Urgence Internationale (INGO) who will start their activities at the Primary Health Centre in Bolori II (estimated catchment population is 108,915, including IDPs). This donated kit contains essential medicines and medical supplies to treat 10,000 people for three months and also includes malaria module. So far nine IEHKs and one diarrheal disease kits have been distributed.


Another Public Health Chapter Opens in Nigeria with Historic Unveiling of Modular Laboratory

18 November 2016

(L-R) Consul General John Bray, Prof. Adewole, Prof. Temitope Alonge CMD, Univerversity of Ibadan, Dr Braka and  renowned  virologist,  Prof. Oyewole Tomori Ibadan, 18 November, 2016 - Public health in Nigeria recorded a historic event in Ibadan, Oyo State on 18 November, 2016 with the commissioning of a Modular Laboratory (lab). The modular lab, which was handed over to the Department of Virology, University of Ibadan, by the World Health Organization (WHO) was purchased with a grant from United States Agency for International Aid (USAID). The lab is expected to primarily support polio eradication activities in Nigeria.


Federal Ministry of Health engages private sector to control malaria in Nigeria

15 November 2016

L-R Alhaji Aliko Dangote Professor Isaac Adewole and Halima Dangote during unveiling of the document Lagos, 15 November 2016 - The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), in collaboration with Dangote Foundation launched the Private Sector Engagement Strategy (PSES) for Malaria on 14 November 2016 in Lagos to hasten the attainment of the national malaria control goal.


Nigerian Crisis Situation Report, 12 November 2016

12 November 2016

WHO’s team doing measles vaccination at Muna Garage Camp WHO has delivered two IEHKs (Interagency Emergency Health Kits) to the Maiduguri State Specialist Hospital and one IEHK to the Umaru Sehu Hospital in Maiduguri. Each kit contains essential medicines and medical supplies to treat 10,000 people for three months. Malaria and Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) modules were also provided as part of these kits.