Background and justification

The annual PHC service lecture series is intended to raise the profile of NPHCDA’s programmes and activities aimed at strengthening primary health care service delivery in Nigeria. The lecture series was developed to bring the focus of government, development partners, civil society and all stakeholders to efforts aimed at holistic improvement of primary health care.

The PHC service lecture series has the following as objectives:

  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and experiences to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the PHC system.
  • To engage with the public on their expectations from and responsibilities to primary health care.
  • To provide greater visibility for NPHCDA programmes, projects and activities.
  • To recognise the individuals and organisations who have made impact in the development of PHC in Nigeria

It is hoped that lessons learned and ideas discussed at the lectures will contribute to improvement of PHC in Nigeria.

Event format

The event features a lecture on a topic currently relevant to PHC. The lecture lasts about one and a half hours and is followed by a discussion during led by carefully selected panellists. The lecture and discussion session are followed by an award ceremony. Handouts and leaflets on the topic of the day were distributed to participants.

Coordination and partnership

The department of Advocacy and Communication coordinates the lecture series with support from all departments and units of the agency. UNICEF and Glaxo-SmithKline have supported past lectures.

Further Information

For information on the annual PHC lecture series please contact:

Dr Adejoke Kolawole;

Dr Eugene Ivase;