Flag of Nigeria

Press Releases

Speeches Shim

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 11:45am

Abuja – On March 29, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its two-year $9.5 million Advancing Nutrition Activity to improve the nutritional health of citizens in Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto states. 

The activity will address the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition, provide technical support, share innovations, and conduct research to improve nutritional outcomes. The launch was also an opportunity to showcase the USAID/Nigeria Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2020-2025), which was developed in partnership with the Government of Nigeria and other key stakeholders.

World Malaria Day: the United States and Nigeria Advance the Fight Against Malaria
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 11:30am

Over the past year, the United States and Nigeria together advanced the fight against malaria, despite immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Committed and courageous frontline health workers, especially nurses, midwives, and community health workers, across the country went the extra mile to ensure essential malaria services were sustained. Their efforts saved lives and supported community resilience.

USAID/Nigeria, Power Africa, and the Government of Nigeria Rural Electrification Agency representatives at the call-to-action signing event in Abuja
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:00am

On June 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program , USAID Integrated Health Program , and the Government of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency  launched a call-to-action to provide more  primary healthcare centers (PHCs) with clean, reliable, and sustainable power in Nigeria.

USAID Launches $3.5 Million Activity to Improve Water Safety in Jigawa and Kano
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 12:15pm

On April 7, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Partners for Development launched a three-year $3.5 million Water Improvement and Sanitation Enhancement (WISE) activity to improve water safety in Jigawa and Kano states. The WISE activity will reduce the occurrence and impact of waterborne diseases through improvements in access to clean drinking water and sanitation, and the adoption of key hygiene behaviors.  One of the first tasks will be to construct or rehabilitate 30 water access points and install 55 sanitation facilities in schools and community health centers. These improved water access points will provide clean drinking water to more than 66,000 local residents.

U.S. Multinational Corporation Kimberly-Clark Supports USAID’s Adolescent Empowerment Efforts in Nigeria
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 11:30am

On March 12, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) rolled out the distribution of 40,000 Kotex Sanitary Pads - a donation from U.S. multinational corporation Kimberly-Clark to improve the menstrual hygiene and wellbeing of young girls in Nigeria. Over a six-month period, this initiative will reach more than 6,000 adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years old in Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Edo, Kano, Lagos, Niger, and Taraba states.

USAID Announces $10.6 Million in COVID-19 Assistance to Nigeria Under Development Objectives Assistance Agreement
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 6:30am

On March 1, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the notification of an additional $10.6 million in development assistance to continue support for the goals outlined in a 2021 bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Nigerian governments. Most of the new funding will finance boosting COVID-19 vaccination efforts to reach targets of 600,000 people a day.  The funds will also support integrating COVID-19 vaccinations into routine immunization and primary health care systems, state level data collection and analytics, health worker training, and expansion of vaccination access points at the community level

U.S. Government’s Initiative for Global Vaccine Access Initiative to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination in Nigeria
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 11:00am

On February 23, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Atul Gawande announced that the U.S. government will surge resources to Nigeria through the Initiative for Global Vaccine Access (Global VAX).  The U.S. government effort aims to increaseCOVID-19 vaccination rates.

USAID Launches Opportunities to Learn Activity to Bolster Education in the Northeast
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:45am

On January 25, USAID launched its Opportunities to Learn Activity in Borno and Yobe states to ensure that out-of-school children and youth in northeast Nigeria are safely able to gain foundational literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional learning skills.  These skills will enable children and youth affected by crisis and conflict to progress to higher levels of education, training, or engagement in the workforce.  USAID awarded the $25 million activity to the International Rescue Committee, leading a consortium comprising Plan International, the American University in Nigeria , Inclusive Development Partners, and Restoration of Hope Initiative.

USAID Signs MOU With Lagos State to Improve Management of Water and Sanitation Services
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 5:30am

On December 8, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. The MOU is the first step towards enhancing urban water service delivery in Lagos State by improving infrastructure and accountability, strengthening regulatory oversight of the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, and strengthening the governance, financial and technical capabilities of Lagos water utilities and private sector water vendors. According to the World Bank, 60 million Nigerians lack  access to basic drinking water and 80 million people remain without improved sanitation facilities.

USAID, Ministry of Women Affairs Commission ‘Situation Room’ To Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:15pm

On November 30, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Anne E. Patterson joined Federal Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen to launch a new National Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Situation Room at the Ministry. USAID works closely with the Ministry to deliver multi-sectoral services - health, protection, household economic strengthening, and education - for vulnerable children and their caregivers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative. Under the Data for Implementation (Data.FI) activity, USAID is strengthening the capacity of the Ministry to monitor and improve services through development and operationalization of effective data management systems.


Last updated: June 13, 2022

Share This Page