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National Action Plan for Health Security Federal Republic of Nigeria (2018-2022)

Nigeria has been exposed to many disease epidemics and other public health threats. Recent notable public health emergencies (PHEs) of national and international concern to Nigeria include Lassa Fever, Cholera, Meningitis, Yellow Fever and Monkeypox.

The International Health Regulations (2005), have been a key instrument in benchmarking emergency preparedness for Nigeria. The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of IHR core capacities conducted in June 2017, highlighted some strengths and deficiencies that currently exist in preparedness and response to public health emergencies.

This National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) seeks to strengthen the IHR core capacities by adopting strategies, establishing priorities, and implementing activities intended to close the identified gaps with the goal of preventing, detecting, and responding to public health threats. The NAPHS is a 5- year strategic plan developed collaboratively with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The strategic plan includes agreed-upon objectives based on gaps identified by health security assessments including the JEE and Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) assessments, public health risks in the country context, and strategic priorities of the involved stakeholders.

The country adopted a multi-sectoral approached hinged on the principles of ‘One Health’ with significant participation in the process from stakeholders from relevant government ministries and agencies, including security authorities. These included the Office of the National Security Adviser and the Federal Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, Environment, Mines and Steel Development, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Defence, Transport, Science and Technology, Justice, and Information.

There has been a conscious attempt to ensure that proposed activities are inter-sectoral and linked with on-going national strategies, plans, policies and guidelines, including the National Health Sector Development Plan II

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