Nigeria WHO Country Office

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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.

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.

  • Knocking Off remaining Polio "Sanctuaries": Active Transmission Zone Concludes Synchronized Outbreak Response Abuja, 17 October, 2014 - The January 2012, Global Polio Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) report delineated four distinct polio virus “sanctuaries” in Nigeria, ‘places in which polioviruses had taken safe refuge’. The sanctuaries in the northern states were Borno (Borno- Yobe), Kano (Kano-Kaduna-Katsina) and Sokoto and Zamfara; homes to two-thirds of the polio cases detected in that year. In the last six (6) months, the only sanctuary with confirmed active polio transmission is Kano-Kaduna with WPV1 isolated in Sumaila LGA…
  • DOPV Strategy: Closing the Immunity Gaps among Chronically Missed Children. Abuja, 26th Septembers, 2014 - The drum-beats and the sounds from the algaitas (trumpets) reverberate in the communities to herald the arrival of the vaccination teams, trigger the extraordinary flow of children out to the streets, mothers/ caregivers peeping through the doors and over the low fences of the compounds to have a glimpse of the Directly Observed Polio Vaccination (DOPV); essentially the administration of OPV to eligible children and distribution of appropriate attractive pluses like milk sachets, soap, candies…
  • EVD Response: Ministry of Finance, AfDB and WHO Sign MOU for $1m Grant Abuja, 17th September, 2013 - The Memorandum of Understanding for the one million-dollar ($1m) African Development Bank (AfDB) grant towards cushioning the effect of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria has been signed during a well-attended event at the Federal Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, 16th September, 2014. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala mentioned at the signing ceremony that “In this moment of partnership, the one million dollar grant would be put to immediate use to…
  • ECOWAS President Acknowledges WHO’s Exemplary Role in Containing Spread. Abuja, 17th September, 2014 - His Excellency Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has re-affirmed that the  Commission is interested in expanding  collaboration with WHO in the sub-region given the exemplary role played by the Organization in containing the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West-Africa, particularly in Nigeria. The ECOWAS President gave the commendation when he granted audience to the WHO Country Representative (WR) Dr. Rui Gama Vaz in his Office at…
  • WHO provides 40,000 audio-visual tools to Build Capacity of Frontline Health Workers Abuja 16th September, 2014 - The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in conjunction with partners, including World Health Organization, Nigeria have  developed a 3-year National Routine Immunization Strategic Plan 2013-2015. One of the objectives of the strategic plan is to strengthen EPI related capacity of the country’s frontline health workers.   WHO, Nigeria took the initiative and worked with experienced health workers in public and private health facilities who could ably demonstrate how to correctly administer vaccines. Consent from mothers…