Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development Agency
Plot 681/682 Port Harcourt Crescent
Off Gimbiya Street Garki Area 11 FCT
Professor Echezona Ezeanolu - Director
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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency was established in 1992 to provide leadership that supports the promotion and implementation of high quality and sustainable primary health care (PHC) for all through resource mobilization, collaboration, partnership and development of community-based systems and functional infrastructure as well as ensure that infants are fully immunized against vaccine preventable diseases before attaining the age of 12 months.
The National Health Care system is based on the three tier system of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care. The Federal Ministry of Health has the responsibility to develop policies, strategies, guidelines, plans and programmes, that provide the overall direction for the National Health Care Delivery System. The State Ministries of Health provide secondary level of care.
The LGAs are the implementers of the Primary Health Care Services including immunization. The organization of the health system includes both public and private sector providers.
The Agency operates under the guidance of the Governing board, Executive Director supported by six functional departments at the Headquarters in Abuja and zonal offices in each of the six(6) geo-political zones of the Nation.
Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
Tel: +234 01 7744724
6 Edmond Crescent
Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria
Professor Babatunde Salako - Director General
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The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), located in Lagos, is a government parastatal under the Ministry of Health. Before NIMR was formally established in 1977, national health research was coordinated by the Medical Research Council of Nigeria (MRCN). After MRCN was dissolved in 1977, NIMR became the main coordinator of health research in the country.
NIMR's corporate mandate is to conduct research on communicable and non-communicable diseases of public health importance in Nigeria. The institute has five research divisions (Biochemistry, Clinical Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Public Health), three non-research divisions, and several support units and research laboratories.
In 2000, NIMR leadership collectively resolved to reposition the institute to better implement and achieve its mandate. Since then, the major thrusts have been toward sustainable human capacity and infrastructure development. As a result, the institute now has a critical mass of staff with adequate research expertise in relevant disciplines in the clinical and biomedical sciences. New laboratories have also been established, and existing laboratories have been improved and strengthened. The institute has capacity for basic, applied, and operational research for diseases of public health importance. In line with its mandate, NIMR has been able to carry out several research programs and services that have contributed toward improving health care delivery in the country over the past several years.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
50, Haile Selassie Street
Dr Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu - Director
Nigeria CDC was voted in as a new member of IANPHI during the 2011 Annual Meeting. One of the biggest achievements of the NCDC is the Nigerian Field Epidemiology Training Programme. This is a program that currently trains about 50 Nigerians annually, working in the public health departments of Federal and State Governments in the art and science of disease prevention, outbreak detection and control. During the Ebola threat, the NCDC re-activated isolation wards, collaborated with hospitals across the country, and supplied reagents for testing and trained staff.
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — Nigeria, July–September 2014
- Development of A Strategical Plan (2011-2015)
- THE IANPHI/CDC SUPPORTED LABORATORY PROJECT IN NIGERIA
- SLMTA Training of Trainers Workshop: Creating a Culture of Quality for Nigerian Laboratories
- Reducing Chronic Diseases in Nigerian Slums
- Nigeria Building Ability to Quickly Identify and Treat MDR-TB
- "Stars" Aligning for Nigeria's Labs
- Nigeria Readying for National Lab Accreditation Effort
- Noncommunicable Disease Research and Prevention in Lagos Slums
- Vaccine Hesitancy in the Polio Eradication Program in Nigeria
- THE EXPERIENCE OF THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL (FCTC)- EFFORTS MADE BY NIGERIA
- Update on IANPHI's Medium Term Project with NIMR in Nigeria
- Boost Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory Capacity to Detect Drug-Resistant TB
- Oni Idigbe
- New Center for Disease Control
- NPHIs In Action: NIMR Responding to Cholera Epidemic
- Community Attitudes Toward Perinatal Care
- Establish External Quality Assurance Program for HIV, TB, and Malaria Diagnosis
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- NIMR_Organizational Chart
- Long Term Projects
923,768 sq km
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:
- Influenza and Pneumonia
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Diarrheal diseases
88 deaths/1,000 live births
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:
Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings