National Primary Health Care Development Agency

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is a division under Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health that has an obligation to improve Nigeria’s primary health care policy and help local government areas to enforce them. The Agency aims to improve quality of life of Nigerians by control preventable diseases,improve access to basic health services and improve quality of care.

NPHCDA  on  Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The general public, especially parents and caregivers are hereby informed that all Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) remain open throughout the country, including states with a lockdown order.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in the country should not affect the routine services provided by the PHCs.
Governments at the national, state and local levels have put in place measures for safe delivery of all Primary Health Care services at the PHC centres.

I therefore urge parents and caregivers to continue, as usual, to take their children to the PHCs closest to them for immunization, growth monitoring, ante natal care, child birth and all other PHC related service delivery.  All caregivers, health workers and Nigerians are advised to obey all government guidelines on social distancing, frequent hand washing with soap and water, self isolation, etc throughout the period of COVID-19 outbreak.

History of The NPHCDA 

The development of primary health care began between 1986 and swift progress was made between that time and 1992 and as a result Nigeria was ranked high on the list of nations to have developed the quality of life of her people through primary health care. Following the approval of a notable WHO team (Decree 29 of 1992), the National Primary Health care Development Agency was founded. In 2007, it fused with the National Programme on Immunization (NPI).


There is no threat to security in the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

Best Time to Visit The National Primary Health Care Development Agency

The best time to visit NAPHCDA is during periods when there is a new safety campaign and also when the agency seeks to foster a new partnership with health centres in other areas.

Most Common Visitors

The NAPHCDA is commonly visited by government officials and health workers.

Weather at The National Primary Health Care Development Agency

National Primary Health Care Development Agency is located in Abuja North-Central of Nigeria.Thus, it experiences three weather conditions every year.  This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season.  In between the two, there is a brief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the northeast trade wind, with the main feature of dust haze and dryness. Temperatures can drop to as low as 16 degrees during the harmattan period.

Official website of The National Primary Health Care Development Agency

Federal Government Budgets $180m For Phc  as at 2018 

The Federal Government has up to $180 million set aside for PHC revitalization in the 2018 budget. In addition, the World Bank’s support to Nigeria for PHC within same period is put at $20 million while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also complementing with a sum of $2 million.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole disclosed this recently while addressing a meeting of representatives of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and other stakeholders held in Dakar, Senegal. The Minister explained that the Government’s budget was a practical demonstration of its commitment towards financing its ambitious project for the revitalization of the Nation’s Primary Healthcare System.


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