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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.
May 20, 2021

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
May 18, 2021

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
May 7, 2021

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.
May 4, 2021

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
April 23, 2021

 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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Last updated: May 20, 2021

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