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Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 12:15pm

Abuja – 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.

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. 

In Argungu, Kebbi State, U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard inspects a display of local rice varieties at a ceremony marking the launch of a new co-investment partnership with WACOT Rice.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 4:15am

At a May 19 ceremony, U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard joined Kebbi State Executive Governor H.E. Sen. Abubakar Bagudu and private and public-sector stakeholders committed to ensuring food security in Nigeria to launch a new co-investment partnership between the USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub and the indigenous firm WACOT Rice.

Minister of Education for State, Honorable Emeka Nwajiuba acknowledging the presentation from Aminatu Ammar a primary school pupil and beneficiary of the NEI Plus activity at the close-out ceremony in Abuja
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 11:00am

On May 18, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded its five-year education flagship activity -- the Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI Plus) that introduced a new local language early grade reading approach that was adopted by six Nigerian states.

Belemaoil donates Rapid Test Kits to USAID to support HIV and AIDS eradication efforts in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 6:30am

On behalf of the U.S. government, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard today accepted a donation of HIV rapid test kits from Belemaoil, a leading Nigerian oil and gas firm, to support activities by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to eradicate HIV and AIDS in Akwa Ibom State.

Through the new PMI for States activity, USAID will invest $90 million to control malaria, including continued distribution of insecticide treated nets, over five years.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8:45am

On April 27, 2021 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Anne Patterson joined Dr. Perpetua Uhomoibhi, Coordinator of Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program to launch a new activity to control the country’s leading killer of children – malaria – in rural areas of eight vulnerable states.

Villagers in Ebonyi State inspect an ITN for holes.  In 2020, USAID distributed 7.1 million of the nets in all 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 9:45am

 In its Annual Report released to the U.S. Congress today, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) said that in 2020, despite the constraints of COVID-19, PMI helped Nigeria provide 14.7 million treatment doses at the facility and community levels, 8.2 million of which were for pregnant women and children. PMI distributed 7.1 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), provided 7.2 million rapid test kits, and trained 9,300 health workers to properly diagnose and treat patients for early detection of the disease. 

USAID supports donates start-up equipment to caregivers of children living with HIV and their families
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:00am

On April 22, 2021, the Director of U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of HIV and TB Control, Rachel Goldstein, joined  Chief of staff to Adamawa State, Prof. Maxwell Michael Gidado, at a virtual ceremony to start distribution of equipment and machines to foster self-reliance among vulnerable households. 

The grant will provide assistance to youth-led and mid-stage companies working in food value chains in Nigeria
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 5:45am

On April 12, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge that will provide $3 million in grant funding and technical assistance to youth-led and mid-stage companies working in food value chains in Nigeria.Nigeria is experiencing food insecurity compounded by the COVID-19 global pandemic and its effects on the food value chain in the country.  The pandemic has disrupted already fragile agricultural value chains, especially smallholder farmers’ ability to produce, process, and distribute food.  This disrupts agricultural productivity and markets, and negatively impacts livelihoods, especially among vulnerable households, women, and youth.

USAID Launches New Early Grade Learning Book in Local Languages for Southern Nigeria
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:45pm

On January 28, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council jointly launched the new Igbo and Yoruba early grade reading materials entitled Ka anyi guo! and Je ká kawe! respectively. These resources expand the availability of quality local language teaching and learning materials for reading in Nigeria, targeting all Igbo and Yoruba speaking primary grade 1 to 3 learners in the southern regions.  

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