Oloibiri Health Programme

The Oloibiri Health Programme (OHP) is a three-year public health initiative, sponsored by Shell, to improve health and health core delivery for the communities of the Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA), Bayelsa State, Nigeria. This Public Private People Partnership is championed by Shell as port of Nigeria’s centenary celebrations and is named after Oloibiri community where oil was first discovered in commercial quantities in Nigeria.

Oloibiri Health Programme

The Goals

1. Optimize health status indicators of communities within Ogbia LGA to levels comparable with those of developed economies.

2. Institutionalize best practices and experiences demonstrable from the project for possible replication and country-wide scale-up.


The Oloibiri Health Programme has, as a guiding principle, a commitment to universal health coverage for all members of the community regardless of their circumstances. It also aims to promote health system strengthening.

Broad Objectives

Oloibiri Health Programme

Broad Objectives

To achieve the goals of the programme, there are three main objectives which will each be addressed with specific interventions.

Promote Universal Health Coverage
and Health Systems Strengthening

Enhance the Social
Determinants of Health.

Establish a Learning and Operations Research Centre

Oloibiri Health Programme

Upgrading and integrating health facilities, training and supporting local healthcare and community workers and ensuring a reliable supply of medicines will strengthen the local health system

Dr. Femi Oduneye
Vice President - Health, SHELL.

Holistic health improvement through investment in wider health determinants

Good health starts with the living conditions in our homes, schools, locality, workplaces and overall environment

Mr. Igochukwu Weli
General Manager, External Relations Nigeria & West Africa.
Oloibiri Health Programme

Health Improvement

The Oloibiri Health Programme aims to improve the affordability of healthcare through provision of a health financing system.  This  is to ensure that the people of Ogbia LGA can use health services when they need to, regardless of their ability to pay for the services

Oloibiri Health Programme

We are On A Mission

We believe that with the implementation of these projects,
the standard of living and ultimately, the health of the people of Ogbio kingdom will be significantly improved.

Drug Revolving Fund

Provision of a Seed Stock of Drugs at the facility level, Procurement of Drugs for the Central Medical Store at Emeyal community, Training on the implementation of Drugs Revolving Fund (DRF) wide training for LGA (network/ distributions)

Health Financing

Provision of seed funds for the take-off of a Health Insurance Programme (CHIS), Launch Commwlity Health Insurance Scheme, Embed a sustainability plan with a Health Management Organization for optimal service delivery in the Hub and Spoke model

Medical Facilities

Equipping & furnishing of Oloibiri Health for life Centre (H4LC), Infrastructure repairs of the Otuasega, Imiringi, federal University of Technology, Otuokc (FUO) and Otuogidi H4LCs, Bridge equipment gaps for Otuasega, Imiringi, FUO, Otuogidi H4LC etc

Capacity Building

Specialised training for health staff, Administrative trainings, Innovative systems for care - E- Health (Community Health Insurance Enrolment and Authentication System) and HMIS

Programme Metrix & Achievements

Individuals counselled on family planning
Health workers trained
Bed General hospital Kolo upgraded
Child health handbooks distributed
children under-five captured on the OHP database
% local content for general Hospital Kolo upgraded
households received long lasting insecticides treated nets - LLINs
families received oral rehydration salts
children received Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
community members referred to the Hospital for further care
utilized the health facility in 2018
citizens of Ogbia Kingdom empowered through the liveWIRE project
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