About National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), is a parastatal of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health with the mandate to:
  • Providing support to the National Health Policy for the development of Primary Health Care.
  • Providing technical support for planning, management and implementation of Primary Health Care.
  • Mobilizing resources nationally and internationally for the development of Primary Health Care.
  • Providing support for monitoring and evaluation of the National Health Policy.
  • Promoting health manpower development needed for Primary Health Care through orientation and continuing education.
  • Providing support to the Village Health System by training Village Health Workers.
  • Promoting Health System Research by promoting and supporting problem-oriented health system research.
  • Promoting technical collaboration by stimulating Universities, NGOs and International Agencies.
  • Providing annual reports on the status of Primary Health Care implementation nationwide. 
NPHCDA’s statement of purpose rightly captures the preferred future as “making Nigerians healthy”.

Email: Nil

Website: www.nphcda.gov.ng/

Office Address: Plot 68/682 Port-Harcourt Crescent, Off Gimbiya Street Area 11, Garki Abuja.

Case For Improved Primary Healthcare In Nigeria

On 29/Mar/2019

In my regular visits to rural areas in Nigeria to run medical clinics, I often encounter children severely dehydrated from diarrhea. These children are terribly weak, frail and sometimes unconscious. Sadly, diarrheal i[...]

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Vacancy Disclaimer

On 14/Nov/2018

The attention of the management of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has been drawn to a false online public notice calling for a job application from innocent members of the public. The Nati[...]

NPHCDA: Invitation to the Nigeria States Health Investment Project (NSHIP) Midterm Review

On 20/Nov/2017

The Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) is project of the Federal Government aimed to increase service delivery, use of high impact maternal and child health interventions and improve quality of care. The p[...]

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Press Release on Rumour of Harmful Vaccination

On 15/Oct/2017

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISMISSES RUMOUR OF HARMFUL VACCINATION IN NIGERIA    The attention of the Federal Government has been drawn to rumours concerning vaccination perceived to be harmful to children. The F[...]

#CSMOutbreak: Nigeria Ignored Earlier Warning- NPHCDA boss

On 25/Jul/2017

The recent outbreak of cerebro spinal meningitis would have been avoided if Nigeria was quick in responding to signals sent earlier  by the neighbouring countries.   The Executive Director of National Pri[...]

FG. Convenes A National Summit On Primary Health Care In August 2017

On 09/Jul/2017

The Federal Government is convening a national submit on Primary Health Care (PHC) in Nigeria in August 2017 to identify, decide and develop consensus and commitment on strategies to urgently revamp PHC in Nigeria and[...]

Director Outlines Four-Point Agenda to Reposition Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare System

On 01/Mar/2017

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, has pledged to ensure the success of the current scheme to revitalize primary health care in Nigeria under a four-po[...]

NPHCDA Boss Urges Leaders to Emulate Buhari on PHC Upgrade

On 19/Jan/2017

Executive Governors and Local Council Chairmen in Nigeria have been urged to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari in the ongoing revitalisation of primary Health care.The newly appointed executive Director and Chief Exec[...]

Buhari Appoints National Primary Healthcare Development Agency Boss

On 12/Jan/2017

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of Dr Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Secretary of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA).    The Senior Special Assistant[...]

1,473 Midwives Deployed To PHCs To Save Mothers, Children

On 03/Nov/2016

As part of efforts to improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and consolidating on the gains of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), the Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Developme[...]

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