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The mission of the WHO Nigeria Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Nigeria through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.


icon Nigeria on the road to polio eradication in 2017 (349.99 kB)
Press release from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency


  • Kaduna State Governor pledges to continue support for immunization activities 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. 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. 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 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. 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.