Nigeria Press Material

Kaduna State Government and WHO launch polio-free legacy tree planting campaign

03 August 2015

Dr Mkanda receiving neem seedling from one of the PHC directors Abuja, 03 August  2015 - The Kaduna State Government and the World Health Organization (WHO) state office on 30 July, 2015 launched the polio-free legacy tree planting campaign; a symbolic strategy that is geared towards nurturing progress achieved in the polio eradication initiative of one year without any recorded case for the first time.


Nigeria commemorates World Hepatitis Day for the first time.

31 July 2015

Mr Awute (first right), Dr Yakubu Gowon and Dr Mpazanje Abuja, 31 July 2015 - Nigeria has joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Hepatitis Day for the first time on 30 July, 2015. The 30 July 2015 date was for the culmination of commemorative activities that started on 28 July with mass screening for hepatitis B and C at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) secretariat followed by a press briefing and official launching of a national policy for viral hepatitis control in Nigeria. At the…


WHO Nigeria hands over learning equipment and presents scholarship awards

31 July 2015

Mr Awute handing over WHO scholarship to one of the benefiting tutors Abuja, 31 July 2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO), through the DFATD-Canada funded WHO-Human Resource for Health (HRH) Project, officially handed over teaching equipment to health training institutions and scholarships to tutors from Bauchi and Cross River States to support the institutions towards accreditation and establishment of health workforce registries. Receiving the items on behalf of the two states, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health Mr Linus Awute pointed out that “the procured items and scholarships…


Kaduna State Governor pledges to continue support for immunization activities

17 July 2015

Governor Nasir El Rufai (middle) with WHO Kaduna state team Kaduna, Nigeria, 17 July 2015 - The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has assured the World Health Organization (WHO) that, “we would do anything at our disposal to ensure that the state remains polio free and counterpart contribution to the expanded programme on immunization is released despite the economic challenges”.Mallam El-Rufai made the pledge with further assurances of the premium he places on health issues during an advocacy meeting with the WHO Kaduna state team at the Government…


WHO Nigeria launches third generation Country Cooperative Strategy.

08 July 2015

Mr Linus Awute and Rui Gama Vaz with copies of the CCSlll Abuja, 08 July 2015 - The third generation of World Health Organization (WHO) Country Cooperation Strategy (CCSlll) 2014-2019, has been launched by the permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute in Abuja on 07 July, 2015.


Nigeria accelerates second phase introduction of inactivated polio vaccine into routine immunization schedule.

07 July 2015

The permanent secretary of Abia State ministry of health supporting a health worker     to vaccinate a 14-week-old baby with IPV Enugu, Nigeria 07 July 2015 - As at 01 July 2015, the five states in the south east geo-political zone of Nigeria, namely Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, have completed the introduction of the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their respective state routine immunization (RI). The zone was included in the second phase of the IPV introduction which began in May 2015.


Yobe State commits to sustaining the hard-to-reach project for underserved communities

24 June 2015

Child receiving OPV   during hard-to-reach mobile session Abuja, 24 June 2015 - The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Yobe State on health, Dr Bello Kawuwa has lauded the effort made by the teams engaged by the World Health Organization (WHO) Hard-to-Reach project towards reaching children and women in areas with difficult terrains, including populations in security compromised areas of the state.


WHO Nigeria embarks on strengthening human resource management; and documentation of polio programme best practices.

22 June 2015

The WR delivering his opening speech at the WISN workshop Abuja, 22 June 2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO) in Nigeria has successfully concluded two separate workshops in Abuja from 15-20 June, 2015. The workshops addressed different themes aimed at building capacity towards supporting the country in its drive to provide the required human resources for the attainment of the highest level of health by all Nigerians; and to document best practices that are contributing towards the goal of achieving interruption of polio transmission in Nigeria.