Public Health Careers Salaries In Nigeria

Public Health Careers Salaries In Nigeria

Nigeria has more reported cases of malaria and deaths due to malaria than any other country in the world and currently accounts for around 29% of the global malaria burden. This is in addition to the huge burden of several other diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, and other conditions such as VVF, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and other public health challenges.

The huge numbers of individuals affected by these diseases and conditions make Nigeria one of the hotbeds for public health activities among developing nations of the world due to the number of non-governmental organizations and development partners currently engaged in various projects across the country.

However, landing a job with little to no relevant experience can be difficult in any industry. In public health, graduates may find that employers want specific skills and hands-on training from even their most entry-level candidates. So how do students gain the necessary experience and avoid the prospect of a long and difficult job search? Learn how internships, volunteering, and other valuable opportunities can help students grow professionally, learn the ropes and get their foot in the door.

Before Considering a Public Health Career

There are many options for a successful career in public health, but it should be noted that you more than likely need a degree. Before getting to the highest paying careers in public health, let’s review the top public health degrees, and why they are important.

Bachelors of Public Health: The BPH degree is the undergraduate option for college students. It is not a requirement to study a specific BS in a Public Health program, as many students take an undergraduate path in Health Administration, Nursing, Informatics, or a different healthcare degree. The primary reason for this is most people working within public health have their MPH (most MPH programs require a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field). However, if you know you want to work in Public Health, you may as well find a BPH degree. BPH programs are offered online and on campus. SEE: Public Health Schools In Nigeria


Master of Public Health: By far the most common degree for those working in public health, the MPH degree is also offered online. The MPH is not required to work in public health, but most public health professionals would recommend it to work in both the private and public sectors. Perhaps the best feature of the MPH is that is offered online for working professionals that already have a bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field. There are a lot of different concentrations if you want a specialized MPH degree: Epidemiology, Global Health, Community Health, General Public Health, and Environmental Health are some of the most common but view all of the different types of public health degrees for more information. See: 12 Top Online MPH With No GRE Requirements

Doctor of Public Health: The DPH degree is the terminal degree of the public health field. If you are looking to become a public health professor, teaching college students, or you are wanting to delve deep into a research position, you might consider continuing on to a DPH or DrPH (or Ph.D. in Public Health).

In this article, we have documented the salary outlook for public health officials in the major Public health organizations in Nigeria. Also See: Where Can A Public Health Officer Work In Nigeria


Salaries Outlook Public Health Workers and NGOs in Nigeria


FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization with operations in Nigeria and more than 60 countries of the world including all U.S. states and territories. Their staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, youth, economic development, civil society, gender, research, technology, and communication.


Entry level Gross Salary for FHI =N= 350,000 -360,000


The Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization with operations in Nigeria and across 31 countries in the world. It helps people forced to flee their homes, saves lives, and rebuilds futures.   

 Entry level Gross Salary Norwegian Refugee Council =N=250,000



Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization with operations in Nigeria and over 30 countries. It was founded in 1956.


Entry level Gross Salary Danish Refugee Council =N= 250,000


International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization that operates in Nigeria, it focuses on saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training.


Entry level Gross Salary International Medical Corps =N=196,000


Medicine du Monde

Medecins Du Monde is a humanitarian non-profit organization that provides long-term emergency medical care to vulnerable populations.


Entry level Gross Salary Medicine du Monde =N= 210,000


Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization working in over 99 countries around the world supporting relief and development work.


Entry level Gross Salary Catholic Relief Services -350,000


Action against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization focused on malnourished children.


Entry level Gross Salary Action against Hunger =N= 210,000


Medicine sans Frontiers

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) focuses on emergency aid delivery to people affected by armed conflict.


Entry level Gross Salary Medicine sans Frontiers =N= 250,000

 See: Salary Outlook For MPH Degree Holders

Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization with operations in over 120 countries, including the United States, it focuses on children in need.


Entry level Gross Salary Save the Children =N= 266,000


International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Careers at the IRC are wide-ranging and they work in more than 40 countries.


 Entry level Gross Salary International Rescue Committee =N= 350,000


Plan International

Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization that focuses on equality for the girl child and the advancement of children’s rights.


Entry level Gross Salary Plan International =N= 270,000


Christian Aid

Christian Aid Is a United Kingdom-based charity that operates in over 60 countries helping people, regardless of religion or race.

Entry level Gross Salary Christian Aid=N= 285,000



ACTED is focused on immediate humanitarian relief for those in urgent need.


Entry level Gross Salary ACTED =N= 250,000


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Public Health Ng

Public Health Nigeria an Interdisciplinary public health movement focused on health education, advancing fair public health policies, promoting fitness, healthy diets, responsible behavior, community health and general well-being.

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Public Health Nigeria an Interdisciplinary public health movement focused on health education, advancing fair public health policies, promoting fitness, healthy diets, responsible behavior, community health and general well-being.


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