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.

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Press release from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency

  • Policy makers in South West Nigeria renew commitment to bolster routine immunization coverage Osogbo, Osun, 27 November 2015: Policy makers in Osun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti states have pledged their direct engagement and oversight to strengthen routine immunization in the South West zone, following a report of a vaccine derived polio virus (VDPV) case in Osun state in November 2015.
  • Nigeria Flags off National Measles Campaign - targeting over 39 million children for vaccination Abuja, 23 November, 2015: Nigeria has launched the 2015 Measles campaign in Abuja, targeting the vaccination of 39 million children between 9 and 59 months of age across the country. The two-phase follow-up campaign is scheduled to be implemented in the 19 states of the North and the Federal Capital Territory from 21-23 November 2015, while 28 January-1 February 2016 are the dates reserved for the southern states. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Florunsho Adewole who performed the symbolic ceremony,…
  • WHO warns climate change to threaten human health in Nigeria Abuja, 16 November 2015: Climate change is threatening to worsen health problems in Nigeria, the World Health Organization warns in a new Climate and Health Country Profile 2015, published today.  Increased temperatures, intense heatwaves, more extreme rainfall and  floods are expected to intensify existing challenges of communicable diseases, food insecurity and poverty, if action is not taken. 
  • Endgame strategy: WHO positions field staff to leverage on interruption of wild polio virus towards certification in 2017. Abuja, 14 November, 2015: The recent removal of Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries notwithstanding, the Immunization, Vaccines and Emergencies (IVE) cluster of the World Health Organization (WHO) is re-strategizing for the final push to eradicate polio in Nigeria. In its latest strategy, the cluster plans to leverage on the recorded gains in interruption of WPV towards certification in 2017. Pursuant to the goal of achieving certification and sustain high population immunity, the IVE cluster has concluded two (2)…
  • WHO formally announces removal of Nigeria from polio-endemic list Abuja, 26 October 2015 – Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally removes Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries. The announcement comes after the historic achievement of the country in interrupting the transmission of wild poliovirus for a period of 15 months, which exceeds WHO’s target for interruption. Only 2 countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 in 1988. To recognize this landmark achievement, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, attended an…