Nigeria Program Updates

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USAID Signs New Partnership with Health  Ministry to Fight Tuberculosis in Nigeria
May 17, 2019

Abuja – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a partnership with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health to embrace a new business model to fight tuberculosis (TB). Nigeria’s political commitment to the “Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis” will update the two countries’ partnership to meet the United Nations’ new TB targets as agreed by heads of state, including President Muhammadu Buhari, at the September 2018 General Assembly High Level Meeting.

May 10, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new education activity in collaboration with the American University of Nigeria (AUN) that seeks to re-establish basic education in the conflict-ravaged areas in northeastern Adamawa and Gombe states. Under a three-year, $13.3 million agreement, AUN will collaborate with Columbia and Kent State universities in the United States as well as local government and community leaders to implement an activity entitled, Addressing Education in Northeast Nigeria (AENN) to improve the ability of education managers to plan and delivery basic educations services in-line with the state’s education sector strategy.  There will be a special emphasis on training female leaders. AENN will also address the social and emotional challenges that both educators and learners face from the disruptions caused by extremist insurgency.

USAID Launches New Agribusiness Investment Activity in Nigeria
April 23, 2019

Under a new contract with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international agricultural development organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched the new Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity.

March 20, 2019

Nigeria's Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole took his Ministry’s efforts to rid Nigeria of untreated obstetric fistula into his own hands by “scrubbing in” at a recent free surgical repair clinic for fistula patients at an Osun State hospital.

February 14, 2019

As in 2015 and in 2011 before it, the U.S. Mission supports a process and not a candidate in the upcoming races for the Nigerian presidency, state governorships, and state legislature seats in 2019.   Like those previous elections, the U.S. mission is rooting only for a free, fair, transparent, and above all peaceful electoral process.