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Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

Abuja -- On September 7, 2021, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Kathleen FitzGibbon joined Nigerian Federal Director of Public Health Dr. M.O. Alex-Okoh representing Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanaire to mark the closing of a U.S. government activity that made a significant contribution to the HIV response in Nigeria over the last decade. 

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) activity is supported by the Presidents’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Since 2011, SIDHAS, implemented by FHI 360, has been a leader in a continuum of U.S. government support for HIV control. 

Through PEPFAR, the U.S. government delivers lifesaving treatment to over 1.5 million individuals, more than 83 percent of the total estimated 1.8 million Nigerian people living with HIV and supports comprehensive services to over one million vulnerable children and their family members impacted by HIV. 

USAID Activity Reaches 200,000 Out-Of-School Youth in Conflict-affected Borno and Yobe States
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 11:45am

On September 9, 2021, USAID Mission Director Dr. Anne Patterson joined Nigerian education officials and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to mark the closing of a three-year U.S. and UK government-funded activity that significantly increased safe and relevant educational opportunities for children and youth in crisis environments in Nigeria.

Minister of State for Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory  Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu thanks USAID for supporting improvements in health service delivery for the Territory’s three million residents
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 4:15am

 On August 12, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Anne E. Patterson joined the Minister of State for Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu to inaugurate a new primary health care Steering Committee that will help the FCT Administration improve access and delivery of primary health care to its three million constituents.

On August 3, 2021, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Kathleen FitzGibbon (center), joined Nigerian Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Ms. Sadiya Umar Farouq (fourth right) and Minister of Women's Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen (third right), to ceremonially launch a four-year activity from USAID that will prevent and respond to gender-based violence in Sokoto and Ebonyi states. The new activity will work to help mitigate the impacts of violence against women and girls.
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 9:30am

On August 3, 2021, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Kathleen FitzGibbon, joined Nigerian Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq representing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, to ceremonially launch a four-year activity from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that will prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in the states of Sokoto and Ebonyi.

USAID Launches Activity to Improve Sanitation and Reduce Waterborne Disease in Northwest Nigeria
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 8:00am

On July 15, 2021, the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services activity to improve water resource management, increase access to proper sanitation, and encourage good hygiene behaviors in the Northwest states of Kebbi and Sokoto. 

In the middle, the Lagos State First Lady Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, to her left is the USAID Nigeria Deputy Office Director for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, Helina Meri and other guests at the launch of the new ICHSSA 2 activity designed to protect children and their households made vulnerable or orphaned by HIV and AIDS in Nigeria
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 9:30am

On July 6, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Office Director for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Helina Meri joined Lagos State First Lady Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu at the launch of a new activity designed to protect children and their households made vulnerable or orphaned by HIV and AIDS in Nigeria’s Lagos State as we fight the epidemic across the country. 

Nigerian Minister of Women and Social Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen (third right) announces the launch of the USAID Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics activity to help more women in Nigeria overcome the burden of obstetric fistula.  Joining Minister Tallen were Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, First Lady of Kebbi State (second left), USAID Health Office Director Paul McDermott (right) and EngenderHealth Regional Representative Nene Cisse (left). 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 11:00am

On June 28, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard virtually joined Minister Women Affairs and Social Development Dame Pauline Tallen to launch a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported health activity that will prevent and repair complications from obstetric fistula, a debilitating condition arising during pregnancy and childbirth endured by countless Nigerian women.

USAID Supports U.S. University to Advance Education and Employment for Deaf Youth
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 11:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a three-year, $2.05 million grant to Washington, DC-based Gallaudet University to support initiatives to advance education, employment, and life opportunities toward the empowerment of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth in Nigeria. 

Children practicing good hygiene by washing their hands with soap and water
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 8:45am

The U.S. Agency International Development (USAID) has awarded $10 million (N4.1 billion) over three years to UNICEF to support the Nigerian government’s initiative to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States in the Northwest. Known as Improving Sanitation, Hygiene and Safe Drinking Water in Northwest Nigeria, the activity to be managed by UNICEF will provide life-saving WASH services to more than 300,000 people in need of assistance.

Over three years, the USAID SENSE activity will reach more than 200,000 learners, and train and provide teaching materials to 5,000 teachers to improve reading in the Hausa language in Adamawa and Gombe states
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 7:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported the distribution of supplementary Hausa reading materials – Ina Son Karatu! (I Want to Read! in Hausa) – to 157,000 primary grade learners in Adamawa and Gombe states. The USAID Strengthening Education in Northeast Nigeria (SENSE) activity, implemented by the American University of Nigeria (AUN), developed the packages for the two states, which contain more than 5.2 million copies of educational reading material produced with USAID’s evidence-based early grade reading methodology using global best practices. 

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Last updated: September 22, 2020

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