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

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
February 23, 2022

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
February 10, 2022

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
December 10, 2021

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
November 30, 2021

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.

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Last updated: June 13, 2022

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