Nigeria WHO Country Office


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.

WHO: Health crisis in North-East Nigeria

  • Borno Scales Up Preparedness for Meningitis Outbreak Maiduguri, 11 April 2017 - Although, Borno has reported 22 suspected cases of meningitis in 2017, yet no case has been confirmed in the State. Preparedness measures to contain any outbreak have been put in place including prepositioning of additional 7000 doses of ceftriaxone, reactivation of Rapid Response Team, community sensitization and capacity building for surveillance focal points with support from World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Northern Traditional Leaders Rise For Holistic Approach Against Meningitis Outbreak Kaduna, 11 April 2017 - Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Healthcare (NTLC), with support from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), convened an emergency meeting with Governors of the 19 northern states and other stakeholders to discuss the management of the current outbreak of Neisseria Meningitidis serotype C. The major objective of the meeting aimed to devise holistic strategy to forestall fatalities and avert future occurrences.
  • Yobe State Governor Lauds Collaboration with WHO for Decline in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Damaturu, 10 April 2017 - The Executive Governor of Yobe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has expressed gratitude to the World Health Organization (WHO) for providing technical, financial and human resources for improving the health indicators of the people of Yobe state, including displaced persons, despite the threats of insecurity.
  • Northeast Humanitarian Crises-WHO Reaffirms Commitment to Full Implementation of Emergency Programme Maiduguri, 10 April 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is  committed to providing urgently needed humanitarian health sector support towards reducing morbidity and mortality in the on-going crisis in Borno state.
  • External Assessment Team Applauds Response To Polio Outbreak in Nigeria. Kaduna, 04 April, 2017 - The polio Outbreak Response Assessment (OBRA) team with representation from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partnership has congratulated the Nigerian government for the significant progress so far made in response to the 2016 polio outbreak. The commendation was contained in a presentation to government and partners during a debriefing meeting in Kaduna on 03 April 2017.