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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.


  • WHO scales up response to humanitarian crisis in Nigeria 22 August 2016 – A WHO emergency health team has arrived in Maiduguri city, north-eastern Nigeria, to assess and respond to the health needs of 800 000 people in the area. WHO and partners will work with local officials to urgently reduce the rates of death and disease caused by malnutrition, disease outbreaks, and a long-term lack of access to basic health services. Read the news release More about the crisis in Nigeria
  • Hukumar Lafiya Ta Duniya ta fada aikin jinkai a yankunan da a ke fama da masu tayar da kayar baya a yankin arewa masu gabas na Najeriya Kananan hukumomi 15 daga cikin wadanda a ka kwato daga hannun ‘yan tada kayar baya na cikin mawuyacin hali na bukatar kulawa da lafiya Sanarwar manema labarai22 ga Agusta 2016 | GENEVA – A Tawagar jami’an Hukumar lafiya ta Duniya (WHO) na gaggawa ya isa Birnin Maiduguri ranar 19 ga watan Agusta na 2016 domin tantance yanayin bukatun kula da lafiya na jama’a kusan 800,000 da ke yankunan gabashin Najeriya wadanda suka kasance da a hannun ‘yan tayar da kayar…
  • Commissioner for Health commends WHO for deploying surveillance review team to Borno State. Maiduguri, 18 August 2016 - The Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia has applauded the World Health Organization (WHO) for deploying an international surveillance and outbreak response (OBR) review team to Borno State. The team which is headed by Dr Arshad Quddus from WHO Headquarters in Geneva plans to assess the sensitivity of the surveillance system in the state and the quality of the OBR conducted for the last circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV) case reported from the state…
  • Nigeria declares polio outbreak as a national public health emergency. Abuja, 18 August 2016 - The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has declared the recent polio outbreak as a national public health emergency following the  report of two (2) wild polio virus (WPV) cases in Gwoza and Jere local government areas (LGAs) of Borno state last week after two (2) years without a single case.
  • Borno leaves no stone unturned as outbreak response to polio virus commences Maiduguri, 17 August, 2016 - Immediate outbreak response (OBR) to recently detected wild polio viruses (WPV) in Borno State commenced on 15 August, 2016 with vaccination of children below five years of age in the two (2)  affected local government areas (LGAs) of Jere, Gwoza and three (3) surrounding LGAs of  Mafa, Maiduguri Municipal Council (MMC) and Bama.

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