Policy and Planning

The mandate of this division is to coordinate health policy and plan formulation, review and priority settings:

  • Coordinating the development and review of health policies.

  • Coordinating the development and review of health plans (short term, medium term, and perspective).

  • Preparation of capital budgets in collaboration with the DFA.

  • Coordinate the implementation of the second NSHDP.

  • Provision of technical assistance to states on adaptation of plans.

  • Collation of reports of the departments, programs, parastatals and agencies of the ministry on the achievements and handing over notes.

  • Serving as a secretariat to the Top Management Committee (TMC).

  • Serving as a secretariat to the National Council on Health (NCH).

  • Processing memos from the health sector to the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

  • Institutionalization of the collaboration between the DHPRS and DFA in the coordination and preparation of plans and capital budgets.

  • Coordination of all health actors in the discussing issues relating to implementation of the NHAct.


MBBS (Nig.), MPH, PGD(PAD), MPA, MSc (Health Systems Mgt)
Director, Health Planning, Research & Statistics

Dr. Ngozi R.C. Azodoh is a Public Health Physician, a consummate administrator, an accomplished manager, and an experienced coordinator of complex health projects. She currently serves as Director/ Head of the Department of Health Planning, Research, and Statistics of the FMoH.