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Friday, May 21, 2021 - 9:15am

COTONOU, Benin - The United States Government is providing protective equipment and health supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including among orphans, older people, and people with disabilities, in the departments of Alibori, Atacora, Ouémé, and Plateau. 

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented a selection of materials to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Affairs and Microfinance at a ceremony in Cotonou.

Across the four departments, the United States is helping educate people about COVID-19, promoting healthy practices to limit transmission, and equipping health workers to respond to the disease and continue providing life-saving health services by:

  • Delivering protective equipment and health supplies to 2811 community health workers, 316 health facilities, and 96 care centers for approximately 7000 orphans, older people, and people with disabilities; and

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 8:15am

The United States Government celebrates the progress made in the fight against malaria in Benin alongside the Ministry of Health and local and international partners at a ceremony to observe World Malaria Day in Avrankou, Ouémé. This past year, COVID-19 created an unprecedented global crisis. Yet malaria has long been a crisis in Benin. The efforts Benin has taken to sustain essential malaria services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are saving many lives. Benin’s continued resilience and creativity in the dual fight against malaria and COVID-19 is inspiring.

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 8:00am

The United States Government assisted the Benin Human Rights Commission (BHRC) with training on organizational accreditation, advocacy, and investigating and reporting on acts of torture, to strengthen the BHRC’s functions as a human rights institution. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States supported three two-day workshops for the BHRC’s commissioners and staff between February 22 and March 11.

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

The United States Government, through USAID, is providing protective equipment and health supplies to strengthen the community-level response to COVID-19 in the departments of Atlantique, Collines, and Mono.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 9:00am

The United States Government is assisting the Benin Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to educate young Beninese civil society leaders on civic engagement and human rights through a series of seven workshops in Benin.

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 8:45am

In anticipation of Human Rights Day, the United States Government is supporting the Benin Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to engage and educate youth in Benin on human rights and their responsibilities as Beninese citizens. 

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:30pm

The United States Government is supporting 40 entrepreneurs in Benin to promote handwashing and affordable sanitation and hygiene products as part of its support to COVID-19 response. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States is working with the entrepreneurs to promote and sell their products to limit the spread of the virus. Produced locally, the products include affordable handwashing stations, hand sanitizer, toilets, disinfectants, and masks to expand access to disease prevention tools.

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 8:15am

The United States Government is contributing to the protection of 124,000 children from malaria by providing preventive medication to families in the departments of Alibori and Atacora between July and October.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 4:30am

The United States Government announced $4.5 million, equivalent to 2.7 billion CFA, on May 20, 2020 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Benin. The United States, via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of Benin, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment.

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 4:15am

The U.S. Government has renewed its financial assistance for community health services in Benin, with a contribution of more than 5.4 billion CFA. This assistance is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) efforts to improve maternal and child health and fight malaria. 

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Last updated: July 23, 2021

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