United States Agency donates 10.6 million dollars in COVID-19 assistance to Nigeria.
Written by News Room on March 11, 2022
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional 10.6 million dollars in development assistance to continue support for the goals outlined in a 2021 bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Nigerian governments.
According to USAID, most of the new funding will finance boosting COVID-19 vaccination efforts to reach targets of six hundred thousand people a day.
The Agency also said that the funds will 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.
Report says the funding increases the total U.S. assistance to Nigerians to 179 million dollars under the five-year 2.1 billion dollars Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed between USAID and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.