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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.


icon Nigeria on the road to polio eradication in 2017 (349.99 kB)
Press release from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency


  • Kaduna State Government and WHO launch polio-free legacy tree planting campaign Abuja, 03 August  2015 - The Kaduna State Government and the World Health Organization (WHO) state office on 30 July, 2015 launched the polio-free legacy tree planting campaign; a symbolic strategy that is geared towards nurturing progress achieved in the polio eradication initiative of one year without any recorded case for the first time.
  • Nigeria commemorates World Hepatitis Day for the first time. Abuja, 31 July 2015 - Nigeria has joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Hepatitis Day for the first time on 30 July, 2015. The 30 July 2015 date was for the culmination of commemorative activities that started on 28 July with mass screening for hepatitis B and C at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) secretariat followed by a press briefing and official launching of a national policy for viral hepatitis control in Nigeria. At the…
  • WHO Nigeria hands over learning equipment and presents scholarship awards Abuja, 31 July 2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO), through the DFATD-Canada funded WHO-Human Resource for Health (HRH) Project, officially handed over teaching equipment to health training institutions and scholarships to tutors from Bauchi and Cross River States to support the institutions towards accreditation and establishment of health workforce registries. Receiving the items on behalf of the two states, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health Mr Linus Awute pointed out that “the procured items and scholarships…
  • Kaduna State Governor pledges to continue support for immunization activities Kaduna, Nigeria, 17 July 2015 - The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has assured the World Health Organization (WHO) that, “we would do anything at our disposal to ensure that the state remains polio free and counterpart contribution to the expanded programme on immunization is released despite the economic challenges”.Mallam El-Rufai made the pledge with further assurances of the premium he places on health issues during an advocacy meeting with the WHO Kaduna state team at the Government…
  • WHO Nigeria launches third generation Country Cooperative Strategy. Abuja, 08 July 2015 - The third generation of World Health Organization (WHO) Country Cooperation Strategy (CCSlll) 2014-2019, has been launched by the permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute in Abuja on 07 July, 2015.