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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.


  • States in the North East intensify preparation for Outbreak Response Campaign 26 August 2016 - As the preparations for the August outbreak response (OBR) to the detection of two (2) wild polio viruses in Borno State intensify, the five (5) implementing states of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe, in collaboration WHO and other partners have commenced the implementation of strategic activities to ensure quality campaign and increased access to children in trapped and susceptible populations living in the region.
  • External Experts Commend the Strong Surveillance Structure for detecting Outbreaks in Nigeria Abuja 25 August 2016 - An international team for surveillance and outbreak response assessment lauds the government of Nigeria for establishing a strong surveillance system in the country. The team made this known at the presentation of their findings to the National polio Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) after 10 days of comprehensive review of the surveillance structure. The head of the assessment mission, Dr Arshad Quddus from WHO headquarters in Geneva, described the exercise as successful while commending Nigeria for…
  • 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…

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