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.

WHO: Health crisis in North-East Nigeria

  • Stakeholders validate National Strategic Health Development Plan for cohesive implementation framework Abuja, 18 May 2017 - This week, stakeholders converged in Abuja from 15-16 May, 2017 to validate Nigeria’s draft National Strategic Health Development Plan Framework II (NSHDP II). The framework will guide government at both states and federal levels to develop specific plans that will feed into the overall Health Strategic Plan.
  • WHO-supported Severe Acute Malnutrition training comes at critical time With an estimated 300,000 children in north-eastern Nigeria suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), health and nutrition specialists in three states have undertaken an intensive World Health Organization (WHO) training on how to treat SAM with medical complications. Currently, there is limited capacity to treat such cases in the region.  The humanitarian response in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states aims to reach 2.7million  people with various nutrition services in 2017. Providing comprehensive nutrition services, build national capacities, and operationalize stabilization…
  • WHO Intensifies Health Sector Support To Avert Malaria Crisis In The North East Nigeria Abuja, 11 May 2017- Wary of the threats of increased incidence of malaria cases in the northeast region of Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is leaving no stone unturned in scaling up interventions in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states as the rainy season sets in. The three states are those mostly affected by insurgency, which has led to significant displacement of people and left the affected states’ health system and social infrastructure weakened.  During the rainy season, open gutters…
  • Nigeria To Reinforce Global Best Practices in Midwifery To Curb Maternal and Newborn Mortality Calabar, 10 May 2017- The World Health Organization (WHO) and other development partners are calling for the reinforcement  of global best practices in the training and recruitment of midwives across Nigeria to fast-track efforts aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality. WHO is currently enhancing skills of the health workforce by training, recruitment and management of midwives towards improving maternal and newborn health indices through the  Human Resource for Health (HRH) project, ‘Enhancing the Ability of Frontline Health-workers to Improve…
  • AVW: Primary Health Care Development Agency Presents Areas of Strategic Focus, Seeks Stakeholders’ Support Abuja, 04 May 2017 - As part of activities to mark the 2017 Africa Vaccination Week (AVW), the National Primary Health Care Development (NPHCDA), in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO), organized a Breakfast meeting with donors and partners to mobilize resources for immunization financing as Nigeria graduates from Gavi funding support.