Department of Health Planning, Research & Statistics

About The Department

The Health Planning, Research & Statistics Department ensures the acheivement of the goals and objectives of the National Health Policy


To serve as the channel through which the Ministry performs its stewardship role and other statutory responsibilities necessary for achieving the goals and objectives of the National Health.

Functions & Objectives

  • Development of Plans (Rolling, Medium and Perspective) and Preparation of Budgets.
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Dr Emmanuel Meribole

Director, Planning, Research & Statistics

Dr. Emmanuel Meribole is a professional federal civil servant with twenty-seven (27) years of experience in public policy development and implementation. He is a public health expert with wide experience in policy and plan formulation, monitoring and evaluation; and implementation with special emphasis on health. He graduated from University of Benin, Nigeria with MBBS in 1988, had a Master of Public Health in 1998, Masters in Environmental Resource Management in 2005 and a Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health in the workplace in 2008. He has served in different management capacities both at the disease programme level and at the top management level in the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). He served as the World Bank project manager for workplace response to HIV/AIDS, he was co-chair of public-private partnership forum for the national HIV/AIDS response, co-chair of inter-agency task team of the National Health Management Information System and Senior Technical Advisor to two (2) Ministers of Health from 2009-2014. He is also the Principal Investigator for the Results Based Financing project, the Nigeria State Health Investment Project and the erstwhile Director in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Federal Ministry of Health


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Permanent Secretary, FMOH, and the Director, Health Planning Research and Statistics, during the validation of inputs of National Strategic Health Development Plan II in Abuja