Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Nigeria declares outbreak over and underscores WHO’s role in combating the disease

Healthworkers vaccinating a child in Sokoto

Abuja 29 June 2017 - Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole on 28 June 2018, officially declared the Meningitis outbreak over. The declaration was made after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting with the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and all serving ministers at the State House in Abuja. Nigeria achieved the feat with the active support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other development partners such as the Centers for Disease Control (USA) as contained in an earlier acknowledgment by the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Iheakwezu

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Overview of WHO operations in north eastern Nigeria

June 2017 ---WHO has decided to adopt a sub-regional approach across the four Lake Chad basin affected countries, to increase its interventions, which will address the health needs of the displaced populations and host communities alike.


Nigeria Emergencies Response Plan 2017

Health sector funding requirements
US$ 93,8 million (health partners including WHO)

WHO funding requirements
US$ 37 170 501

WHO and emergencies