On December 19, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $227.3 million in additional developmental assistance to support the five-year $2.3 billion agreement signed with the Nigerian Government in 2015. This brings the total provided under the agreement to $702 million.
Dr. Rick Niska representative to the Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Nigeria, handed over 4.5 million bed nets at the flag-off event to the Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The bed nets valued at $13.5 million will be distributed through a mass campaign scheduled to take place tomorrow, within the thirty-three local government areas of the state. The United States Government also provided an additional $4.5 million to support the logistics of the campaign, including transportation of the bed nets, community mobilization, training, and household mobilization.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) relaunched its “Make a Difference” Malaria hotline to make it easier for Nigerians to report stolen and falsified antimalarial drugs. The hotline now has a new local telephone number, operates 24 hours a day, and uses English-speaking operators. The hotline continues to offer rewards between $100 and $10,000 for previously unknown, usable information about theft, counterfeiting, resale, or other abuses of U.S. Government-funded antimalarial commodities.
On October 5, the United States of America, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced $92.73 million in additional developmental assistance to support the five-year $2.3 billion agreement signed with the Nigeria Government in 2015.
The U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it will be providing more than $37 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin.
Last updated: December 22, 2016