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.
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Programmes, Projects and Plans Implementation.
- Serve as Secretariat to the National Council on Health.
- Conduct research into the sectors over which the Ministry has jurisdiction, in collaboration with
other departments and agencies, institutions and parastatals.
- Conduct Research into the internal organizational, operational and management modalities of the Ministry.
- Routine collection and processing of Data and Statistics relating to the Ministry and the Health Sector.
- Liaison with relevant bodies outside the Ministry.
- Coordinating, tracking and assessing MDG projects and programmes.
- Planning and coordination of Human Resources for Health development.
- International Health & Resource Mobilization.
- Implementation of World Bank/African Development Bank Health Systems Development Project.
- Coordination of National Health Management Information System.
- Serves as Secretariat of the National Health Research Ethics Committee.
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