Public Health

The Department of Public Health, created with the mandate to formulate public health policies and guidelines and facilitate their implementation and evaluation in Nigeria, is one of the oldest departments in Federal Ministry of Health.


A vibrant department that is responsive to the evolving health needs of Nigerians


To contribute towards the provision of optimal health for all Nigerians in line with existing National Health Policy.


To coordinate the formulation of Public health policies and guide-lines; and support their implementation and evaluation in Nigeria through health promotion, surveillance and prevention.


Climate Change/Environmental Health

Non-Communicable Diseases Control Programme(NCDs)

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

Port Health Services (PHS)

National Tuberculosis & Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP)

National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP)

HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis Programme.

Epidemiology Services


National Eye Health Programme (NEHP)

National Onchocerciasis Control Programme (NOCP)

National Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme

National Schistosomiasis & Soil Transmitted Helminths Control Programme (SCHISTO & STH)

Nigeria Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (NIGEP) & Human African Trypanosomiasis (NIGEP & HAT)

Zoonotic Disease NTDs Unit

Community Development Unit

National ArboVirus & Vectors Research Centre, Enugu

National Tuberculosis & Leprosy Training Center, Zaria

West African Health Examination Board (WAHEB)

Snake Bite Envenoming Unit