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

  • Nigeria aligns national protocol to WHO ‘Treat All’ guidelines on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment Abuja, 28 June, 2016 - Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has prompted the National AIDS and STIs Control Program (NASCP) of Nigeria to quickly adapt the World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 ‘treat all’ guidelines. The Minister gave the directive during a 3-day meeting in Abuja which ended on 25 June, 2016. The kernel of the adaptation aims to quickly align the country’s protocols to WHO revised standards towards the 2020 global targets.
  • Experts recommend strategic shift in Nigeria’s polio eradication programmme. Abuja, 23 June 2016 - Experts that periodically review Nigeria’s immunization programme have recommended a strategic programmatic shift that will entail strengthening of the routine immunization (RI) programme, closing of surveillance gaps and reduction in the intensity of supplemental immunization campaigns to be implemented in Nigeria forthwith, as the country moves towards polio certification.
  • Nigeria develops new National Health Policy to accommodate emerging trends Abuja, 22 June 2016 - Finalization of the National Health Policy revised for the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UCH) and other health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has ended in Abuja.
  • World Blood Donor Day-Nigeria requires innovative strategies for sufficient and safe blood supply. Abuja, 14 June 2016 - The Honourable Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire says that access to safe blood transfusion requires innovative strategies to ensure safe and sufficient blood supply, to achieve 100% voluntary blood donation and to ensure 100% quality-assured testing of donated blood. There is also a need to optimize blood usage for patient health, develop quality systems in the transfusion chain, strengthen the workforce, keep pace with new developments and build effective partnerships for safe blood.
  • Minister of Health Flags-Off 8-Point Health Reform Agenda in Niger State. Minna, 02 June 2016 - As part of efforts to revitalize primary healthcare (PHC) and make health services accessible, affordable and equitable for all, the Niger State Government has launched an 8-point health reform agenda tagged ‘Niger Health 1.0’. The health reform will among other things ensure progressive realization of one fully functional PHC under-one-roof (PHCUOR), in every political ward over the next three (3) years.