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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.


  • Minister of Health Receives In-coming WHO Representative to Nigeria 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 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. 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.
  • Another Public Health Chapter Opens in Nigeria with Historic Unveiling of Modular Laboratory 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 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.

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