About Us

About

Health Sector Nigeria

Health Clusters/Sectors exist to relieve suffering and save lives in humanitarian emergencies, while advancing the well-being and dignity of affected populations. Since 2005, the Cluster Approach, including the Health Cluster, has been one of the most commonly used coordination mechanisms to meet the humanitarian needs of affected people in a reliable, effective and inclusive manner, whilst respecting humanitarian principles.

Health Clusters collectively prepare for and respond to humanitarian and public health emergencies to improve the health outcomes of affected populations through timely, predictable, appropriate and effective coordinated health action.

 

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The Humanitarian Crisis in North East Nigeria

The humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria remains one of the major crises in the world today. The ongoing conflict in north-east Nigeria has witness upsurge in violent attacks over the past year in the crisis-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. This has brought about unprecedented challenges to humanitarian actors, and as well as deepened humanitarian needs.

Also, the global COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly affecting humanitarian operations and access in the region. The number of people in need of urgent assistance has rose from 7.9 million at the beginning of 2020 to 10.6 million since the onset of COVID-19. Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states have recorded COVID-19 cases, including in IDP camps. Borno is among the worst affected states in Nigeria.

The Health Sector, together with its partners and States Ministries of Health are responding to the dire health needs of those in the of healthcare services.

SECTOR FUNDING, HRP 2020

HEALTH FACILITIES IN BORNO, ADAMAWA & YOBE

FULLY FUNCTIONING (1529)
58.1%
NON-FUNCTIONING (268)
10.2%
PARTIALLY FUNCTIONING (300)
11.4%
FULLY DAMAGED (326)
12.4%
Data Source: MoH/Health Sector BAY State HeRAMS September/October 2019/2020

our Partners

Government Agencies
  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Adamawa State Ministry of Health
  • Borno State Ministry of Health
  • Yobe State Ministry of Health
  • Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
  • RUWASA
  • BOSEPA
  • BOSACAM¬†
uN Agencies
  • IOM
  • OCHA
  • UNFPA
  • UNICEF
  • UNDP
  • WHO
International NGOs
  • ALIMA
  • Action Against Hunger
  • Action Health Incorporated
  • AGUL
  • CARE International
  • COOPI
  • Goal Prime
  • Janna Foundation
  • MSF (France, Belgium & Switzerland)
  • ICRC
  • INTERSOS
  • Malteser International
  • Medicines du Monde
  • Premiere Urgence Internationale
  • International Rescue Committee
  • eHealth Africa
  • FHI-360
  • International Medical Corps
  • Terre des hommes
National NGOs
  • Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Red Cross Society
  • Victims of Violence
  • AGUF
  • FSACI
  • LESGO
  • GPON
  • GZDI
  • CEFOWA
  • CHEDA
  • CPPLI
  • HCI
  • JHF
  • GPCEDI
  • RHHF
  • HARAF
  • SWOGE
  • ZSF
Other Sectors
  • WASH
  • Nutrition
  • Protection
  • CCCM
  • Food Security
  • Shelter
  • RRM