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.

Nigeria became a member of the World Health Organization in 1960 and signed the Basic Agreement in 1962. Over the last four decades therefore, WHO has worked in close collaboration with the Nigerian government, mainly with the Federal Ministry of Health, to establish a wide array of collaborative programmes.

The main WHO Country Office is located in the United Nations House, Abuja the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In addition, a network of offices has been established in each of the 36 states of the country and the FCT, to provide appropriate and accessible technical support to States and Local Government Areas (LGAs). This has improved collaboration with stakeholders and partners as well as the visibility of WHO at those levels.

  • Nigeria Pushes Agenda for Empowering Human Resource for Health Abuja, Nigeria 26 November 2014- The Federal Ministry of Health  (FMOH) on Tuesday, 25th November 2014 inaugurated the WHO-Canada/DFATD Project Steering Committee (PSC) in Abuja to provide general oversight  and  articulate the implementation of the  15m CND$ Canadian Government-supported Human Resource for Health (HRH) Project. The project, aptly tagged ‘’Enhancing the ability of Frontline Health-workers to improve Health in Nigeria’’ is a 5 year comprehensive HRH intervention to empower frontline health workers, with an ultimate goal to bolster the health status/outcomes…
  • Polio Sero-Prevalence Surveys-Confirming Population Immunity as crippling disease disappears. Abuja, Nigeria 20 November 2014 - By the end of October 2014 Nigeria had recorded tremendous progress with 87% reduction in wild polio virus (WPV1) burden and 78% reduction in geographic spread of the virus. Indigenous transmission of WPV3 has not been reported in the country  for 23 months. Also, the genetic clusters circulating in Nigeria have declined from 8 in 2013 to only 1 in 2014 representing 88% reduction. Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance is the cornerstone of polio surveillance…
  • WHO bags Award at the Launching of National TB Prevalence Survey Report and 2015 -2020 Strategic Plan Abuja, Nigeria, 18 November, 2014 - The Federal Government has conferred an Award on WHO for its meritorious service, outstanding technical assistance and unflinching efforts in resource mobilization for tuberculosis (TB) management in Nigeria at the launching of the National TB Prevalence Survey Report and the National Strategic Plan for TB control 2015-2020, in Abuja on 18th November 2014. The Award was presented by the Honorable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan. The citation preceding the ceremony, reads…
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases: WHO/APOC donates vehicles to fast-track attainment of elimination targets. Abuja, Nigeria, 17 November 2014-The World Health Organization/African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (WHO/APOC) has donated three (3) 4WD vehicles to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) Abuja on Friday, 14th November, for onward delivery to the benefitting states of Kwara, Taraba and the FMOH Zonal office in Akure, Ondo State.
  • Nigeria in the Frontline-Council approves first National Health Workforce Registry in Africa Abuja, Nigeria, 12 November, 2014- The National Council of Health (NCH) for Nigeria has approved both the National Health Workforce Registry(NHWR) Operation Guidelines & Policy Amendment for adoption by all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the NCH held on 30th October 2014 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.