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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.

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. 

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. 

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