Welcome note from the Office of the Director
On behalf of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I would like to officially welcome you to the CDC-Nigeria homepage on the U.S. Embassy Website.
The CDC-Nigeria Country Office—established in 2001 and housed on the U.S. Embassy compound in Abuja—aims to achieve “Public Health Excellence for Healthy Nigerians” by working closely with the Government of Nigeria, local implementing partners, and other agencies of the U.S. Government and, collaboratively, strengthening Nigeria’s public health infrastructure through various public health programs and initiatives. With more than 90 staff and 16 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 four major divisions—HIV, Immunization, Malaria, and Global Health Security—which work together to deliver on our mission. I encourage you to read more about all of this important work here on our website, and, should you have any questions or comments, please contact us at (234) (0)9-461-4000.
Dr. Mahesh Swaminathan
Country Director, CDC-Nigeria