US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Welcome note from the Office of the Director
On behalf of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I would like to officially welcome you to the CDC Nigeria Office homepage. The office was established in 2001 and is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.
Our office aims at achieving “Public Health Excellence for Healthy Nigerians” by working closely with the Government of Nigeria, local implementing partners, and collaborating agencies under the U.S Government with the aim to strengthen the Country’s public health infrastructure through various public health programs and initiatives.
With over 50 staff and 20 implementing partners (IPs), we support the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health to implement key public health programs, evaluate disease surveillance and response efforts, and contribute to reinforcing the existing public health infrastructure.
CDC Nigeria is comprised of the Office of the Director, administrative operations and management staff, and technical activity managers who oversee and evaluate the effectiveness of public health program implementation with IPs and Government of Nigeria (GON).
Summarized in the following pages are brief descriptions of our programs and activities in response to GON health priorities. Following this, you will find biosketches, which provide a snapshot of our staff’s diverse wealth of professional experience and contributions to CDC Nigeria. Out of 36 Nigerian States 21 are represented in our office.
Should you have any questions/comments please contact us at (234)(0)9-460-1600.
Dr. Okey Nwanyanwu
Country Director, CDC Nigeria
CDC Nigeria supports the National health response in the application of health promotion, disease prevention, and control measures to improve the health of people in Nigeria through technical expertise, effective local partnerships, and systems strengthening.”
HIV/AIDS and Public Health Systems Strengthening
Nigeria is the 3rd largest President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program and has received over $2 billion since 2004. CDC-Nigeria works closely with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to support sustainable, country-owned HIV prevention, treatment and care programs and to strengthen the country’s laboratory, disease surveillance, and program monitoring and evaluation systems.
With partners in Nigeria, CDC works to
- Help health facilities screen all transfused blood
- Develop tailored prevention efforts for high-risk populations
- Support interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV
- Transition HIV/AIDS treatment programs to Nigerian government for long-term sustainability
CDC-Nigeria has provided
- Laboratory support for diagnosis and monitoring of HIV-positive patients, affected family members, and orphans and vulnerable children
- Technical and logistics assistance to harmonize laboratory systems and practices
- Technical and financial support for national antenatal care, TB, and HIV drug resistance surveillance surveys
CDC Nigeria Contact
CDC Nigeria Office
Maina Court Building,
Herbert Macaulay Way,
Central Business District,
Phone: +234 (0) 9 460 1600
+234 (0) 706 303 8330
+234 (0) 816 299 8594
CDC Atlanta Contacts
CDC Center for Global Health (CGH)
1600 Clifton Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30333,
Phone: +1 404 639 6316
CGH/Division of Global HIV/AIDS
Main Stop E04,
Phone: +1 404 639 8030
- Dr. Okey Nwanyanwu, joined CDC Nigeria as the Country Director in 2010. He brings with him extensive experience substantiated by his previous positions as CDC Country Director for Guyana and South Africa and his position as Senior Advisor for Global HIV/AIDS. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of public health, epidemiology, malaria control, and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Dr. Okey Nwanyanwu holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Public Health Degree from the University of Texas, School of Public Health.