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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. 

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

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
April 12, 2021

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.

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Last updated: June 13, 2022

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