Our Progress in Nigeria

Working in collaboration with dozens of partners in Nigeria, CDC is improving health and saving lives. Read stories about our progress.

Stories of Progress
Nigeria studies Cameroon’s PHIA implementation

Fatima is a compact and energetic woman who serves as primary health care coordinator for the local government in a part of northern Nigeria known as Gwale…

POSTED APRIL 17, 2018
Nigeria studies Cameroon’s PHIA implementation

In order for the global community to measure progress toward UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals, data are needed on the impact of country-level HIV/AIDS programs. That’s why the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) project is so important…

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2017
CDC supports Nigeria in attaining its first internationally accredited public health laboratory

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has supported the government of Nigeria in achieving its first internationally accredited public health laboratory. The feat occurred with the recent accreditation of the laboratory of the Center for Human Virology and Genomics (CHVG) of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), by SANAS – the South African National Accreditation System…

POSTED NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Government Agencies Collaborate to Boost Viral Load Testing in Nigeria

Healthcare services are often more accessible when government agencies and other stakeholders collaborate for the smooth running of healthcare facilities, instead of working independently as different entities. Such was the case of collaboration in Nigeria…

POSTED APRIL 25, 2017
Strength in Numbers: Nigeria & CDC Work to End Polio

The question seems so simple: How do you finish the job when success seems so close? It’s being asked right now by public health officials in Nigeria, along with partners from CDC…

POSTED MARCH 4, 2014

Anifa is an 18-month-old girl who was born with spina bifida, a serious birth defect of the spine. Like most children with spina bifida, Anifa is paralyzed and has no bowel or bladder control. She lives with her family in a village in Nigeria where there is no primary health center to help her…

POSTED JANUARY 3, 2013
Meet Hassan: HIV Counselor Reaches the Hard-to-Reach Communities in Nigeria

Not far from the Somalia border in Kenya lies the town of Dadaab, home to over 300,000 refugees in what is the largest refugee camp in the world….

POSTED DECEMBER 6, 2012

CDC Nigeria hosted a meeting in October with its PEPFAR implementing partners to prioritize and plan for addressing HIV/AIDS activities…

POSTED OCTOBER 3, 2012
A Cautionary Tale: A Family’s Ordeal with Malaria

Fatai and Hanifat Adisa and their baby Mariam moved from Nigeria to the United States 10 years ago…

POSTED NOVEMBER 9, 2010
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