USAID ANNOUNCES $10.6 MILLION IN COVID-19 ASSISTANCE TO NIGERIA
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on March 10, 2022
The United States has announced an additional $10.6 million in development assistance in support of the goals outlined in a 2021 bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Nigerian Governments.
In a statement issued by the U.S. Agency for International Development, (USAID). 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.
This funding increases the total U.S. assistance to Nigeria to $179 million under the five-year $2.1 billion Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed between USAID and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning as affirmed by the U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken during his visit to Nigeria in November 2021.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma