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Last updated: June 29, 2022

USAID Launches $9.5 Million Advancing Nutrition Activity to Fight Malnutrition
June 29, 2022

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.

World Malaria Day: the United States and Nigeria Advance the Fight Against Malaria
June 29, 2022

Over the past year, the United States and Nigeria together advanced the fight against malaria, despite immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Committed and courageous frontline health workers, especially nurses, midwives, and community health workers, across the country went the extra mile to ensure essential malaria services were sustained. Their efforts saved lives and supported community resilience.

USAID/Nigeria, Power Africa, and the Government of Nigeria Rural Electrification Agency representatives at the call-to-action signing event in Abuja
June 29, 2022

On June 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program , USAID Integrated Health Program , and the Government of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency  launched a call-to-action to provide more  primary healthcare centers (PHCs) with clean, reliable, and sustainable power in Nigeria.

May 19, 2022

Nigerian women play a vital role in food and agriculture. It is estimated that women smallholder farmers constitute 37% percent of the labor force. They produce much of the food for domestic consumption and they are the drivers of food processing, marketing and preservation. In spite of their important contribution in the agricultural sector, they have limited access to land, credit facilities, farm inputs, training and advice, and technology. Very few have holding rights on the land where they farm in Nigeria, with many working in the fields unpaid and little say in how earnings are spent.

USAID Launches $3.5 Million Activity to Improve Water Safety in Jigawa and Kano
April 14, 2022

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.