Nigeria Program Updates

Last updated: September 09, 2019

September 9, 2019

For Cletus, a security guard from the village of Mkpani in Cross River state, joy that his wife Antonia was pregnant for the fourth time, was tempered with fear after her first antenatal visit: she was expecting triplets. Eight months later, Antonia gave birth safely at the village Primary Health Center under the care of Sister Clementina, a village midwife. As is often the case with triplets, the two girls and a boy were all healthy but underweight, the largest weighing not quite four pounds and the smallest a little more than two.

Campaign helps to curb a leading killer of Nigerian children
July 26, 2019

At a ceremony held June 6, the United States handed over 2.3 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets in Cross River state as part of its comprehensive effort to control malaria across Nigeria. The donation was made possible through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and jointly implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

July 24, 2019

Power Africa, the U.S. government’s initiative to help improve access to electricity across the continent, is helping Nigeria to access innovative private sector financing that will provide clean, safe, affordable and reliable electricity to market places, shopping centers, and industrial facilities across Nigeria.

Feed the Future ‘Country Plan’ will boost agri-business, nutrition, and resilience
July 18, 2019

On July 18, the governments of the United States and Nigeria jointly signed a declaration of partnership to launch a five-year Feed the Future Nigeria Country Plan to increase investments in food security, build greater resilience, and improve household nutrition in the country.

New USAID ‘Integrated Health Program’ Will Help Save Lives Among Vulnerable Nigerians
June 20, 2019

On June 18, the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new flagship health activity that will help five states in Nigeria improve access to primary health care services, essential commodities, and increase demand for services.