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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.


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Press release from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency


  • UN Secretary-General commends immunization efforts in Nigeria On Monday the 24th of August 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Ban Ki-Moon visited Family Health Clinic, a primary Health Care facility located in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) which offers routine immunization on a daily basis. The clinic is among those benefiting from the Routine Immunization Intensification project aimed at reducing the number of unimmunized children in AMAC, with support from WHO. The UNSG was shown around the cold chain used for vaccine storage and he also viewed…
  • Promising results from INSPIRE Project, a Midterm Review Findings reveal Abuja, 02 September 2015: A midterm review to assess the performance of two implementation research projects supported by WHO in Nigeria and implemented by the Centre for Integrated Health Program (CIHP) and Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has ended in Nigeria’s capital Abuja with promising results. The two projects which are known as INSPIRE (INtegrating and Scaling up Pmtct through Implementation REsearch) is a collaboration between the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health in Nigeria, Malawi and Zimbabwe…
  • 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…

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