FG, WHO agrees to reinforce health emergency programmes in the northeast after 13th ...

Maiduguri – 4 December, 2023 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has restated its commitment to continually provide leadership and coordination to support the government in reaching the underserved and vulnerable populations in northeast Nigeria with essential health services.

The WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, gave the assurance during his welcome remark at the recently concluded 13th Joint Operational Review (JOR) held in Yola, Adamawa State, from 27 to 29 November 2023. 

Building momentum against diphtheria outbreak in Nigeria

Abuja, 31 October 2023 ‒ When his seven-year-old brother Jubrin was diagnosed with diphtheria in July 2023, Aminu Dayyabu Alharini had never heard of the disease, the latest outbreak of which has claimed more than 500 lives in Nigeria.

Following the diagnosis, Jubrin was immediately transferred from the health facility near their home in Alharini settlement, in Kano State, Nigeria, to a specialist hospital after he suddenly developed a high fever following two days of complaining of a sore throat.

Protecting every child in Nigeria from poliovirus 

Minna, 23 August, 2023 - In the remote Nigerian village of Bororo-Kambari, five-year-old Fati Isah and her two siblings are lining up with other children their age and younger, preparing to be vaccinated against polio. “My mother says immunization is important and we should receive the vaccine,” she says proudly.

In their village, located in Katcha Local Government Area (LGA) in Niger state in north-central Nigeria, 2 509 687 children benefited from an 18-day mass vaccination campaign, which ended on 16

Changing the stories of  gender-based violence survivors in Adamawa state

Yola, 10 August, 2023 - Gender-based violence and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse(GBV/SEA) is a major threat to public health.
As such, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the government of Adamawa state to provide quality care for survivors of Gender Based Violence, especially those receiving humanitarian aid.

Differentiated service delivery transforms treatment for HIV patients in Rivers Stat...

Abuja, 7 August, 2023 - Before her wedding plans in 2009, Floral Okon was unaware of what Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was.  Hence as part of the church pre-wedding requirements, she gladly went with her fiancé for an HIV test in a health facility.

“As part of the pre-wedding requirement in my church, my fiancé and I were required to conduct HIV screening. 
I recall exclaiming wonderful when told at the health facility that my result was positive because I thought positive was a good result,” she recounted. 

Nigerians in situation of vulnerability to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination scale-u...

Abuja, 20 July, 2023 - Aimed at scaling up COVID-19 vaccine service delivery amongst higher priority risk groups and strengthening health systems in the country, the Government of Nigeria in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), and partners have launched the Canada Global Initiative for Vaccine Equity (CanGIVE) Grant.

The CanGIVE grant is a two-year grant of $9,261,920 (CAD) from Global Affairs Canada to WHO to improve COVID-19 vaccine delivery and integrate vaccination into routine health services in Nigeria. 

WHO and partners set technical cooperation strategy to align with Nigeria's transfor...

Abuja, 12 July, 2023 - Aligning with the health transformative agenda of the government of Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing its 3rd generation Country Cooperation Strategy 2018-2022 (CSS III) to identify game-changing strategic directions and alliances to support the country in strengthening its health system, achieving public health impact and better health outcomes in the next five years.