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Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00am

 

Calabar, Nigeria – At a ceremony held June 6, the United States handed over 2.3 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets in Cross River state as part of its comprehensive effort to control malaria across Nigeria. The donation was made possible through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and jointly implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The bed nets, valued at $5.7 million, will be distributed in all local government areas in the state. The ceremony was attended by Cross River Deputy Governor Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, Permanent Secretary for the state Ministry of Health Dr. Joe Bassey, and Dr. Inyang Asibong, who represented Dr. Linda Ayade, the state’s “Net Ambassador” and wife of Executive Governor Benedict Ayade.

Feed the Future ‘Country Plan’ will boost agri-business, nutrition, and resilience
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:15pm

On July 18, the governments of the United States and Nigeria jointly signed a declaration of partnership to launch a five-year Feed the Future Nigeria Country Plan to increase investments in food security, build greater resilience, and improve household nutrition in the country.

New USAID ‘Integrated Health Program’ Will Help Save Lives Among Vulnerable Nigerians
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00am

On June 18, the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new flagship health activity that will help five states in Nigeria improve access to primary health care services, essential commodities, and increase demand for services.

USAID’s Conflict Mitigation Activity Promotes Peaceful Coexistence between Middle Belt Farmers and Herders
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Over the last four years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Engaging Communities for Peace in Nigeria (ECPN) activity has worked to promote peaceful coexistence between farmers and herders in Nigeria’s Middle Belt states. Implemented by Mercy Corps, ECPN has helped rural communities in Nassawara and Benue states that have recently found themselves at odds due to climate change, rising populations, and competition for dwindling resources.  

USAID Signs New Partnership with Health  Ministry to Fight Tuberculosis in Nigeria
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Abuja – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a partnership with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health to embrace a new business model to fight tuberculosis (TB). Nigeria’s political commitment to the “Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis” will update the two countries’ partnership to meet the United Nations’ new TB targets as agreed by heads of state, including President Muhammadu Buhari, at the September 2018 General Assembly High Level Meeting.

Nigeria’s Minister of Health Launches New  USAID-supported Health Facility Registry
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently joined Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to launch the Master Facility List and the Health Facility Registry to improve the quality of health data and health service delivery across the country. The USAID-funded Registry will serve as a vital resource for the country, which will comprise, for the first time, up-to-date information and a comprehensive list – including geographic location, contact information, and services provided – of over 40,000 health facilities across Nigeria.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 5:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new education activity in collaboration with the American University of Nigeria (AUN) that seeks to re-establish basic education in the conflict-ravaged areas in northeastern Adamawa and Gombe states. Under a three-year, $13.3 million agreement, AUN will collaborate with Columbia and Kent State universities in the United States as well as local government and community leaders to implement an activity entitled, Addressing Education in Northeast Nigeria (AENN) to improve the ability of education managers to plan and delivery basic educations services in-line with the state’s education sector strategy.  There will be a special emphasis on training female leaders. AENN will also address the social and emotional challenges that both educators and learners face from the disruptions caused by extremist insurgency.

USAID Launches New Agribusiness Investment Activity in Nigeria
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Under a new contract with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international agricultural development organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched the new Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity.

The handover ceremony marked the start of distribution of bed nets valued at $7.7 million across the state
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:30am

At a ceremony held on November 29, the United States handed over to health officials here 3.85 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of its comprehensive effort to control malaria across Nigeria.

Since 2013, the $45.3 million SMILE activity has scaled up support services in 47 localities in Nigeria
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:15am

In a ceremony on November 28, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded a five-year activity that provided support for 500,000 children orphaned or made vulnerable by the AIDS epidemic, and 125,000 of their caregivers. 

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Last updated: August 19, 2019

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