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Data is crucial in accelerating Nigeria towards HIV epidemic control – U.S. Ambassador

She stated this at the Strengthening HIV Field Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Surveillance, and Laboratory Diagnostics project (SHIELD) closeout ceremony, which was funded by the United States government

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, described data repository programs such as the U.S.-supported National Data Repository (NDR) platform as a crucial component in accelerating access to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment to people living with HIV. The platform provides near real-time data to allocate resources, recognize successes, and identify…

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    • U.S. Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists, 1000 Youths
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U.S. Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists, 1000 Youths

The West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy and the Enugu Literacy Society, launched “Project Fact Check Nigeria,” a media literacy and countering misinformation project

The United States Government is committed to supporting initiatives that promote and improve media literacy. With support of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS), launched “Project Fact Check Nigeria,” a media literacy and countering misinformation project.…

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    • Nigeria Launches the National HIV Clinical Mentorship Program
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Nigeria Launches the National HIV Clinical Mentorship Program

The Program will deploy National and State Clinical Mentors to support health workers at facility and community levels through several mechanisms

The Honourable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, described establishing the National HIV Clinical Mentorship Program (NCMP) as a significant landmark achievement for the HIV response in Nigeria and to build capacity and support HIV treatment and care service providers in an integrated approach. He made the statement…

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USAID Donates $3.3 Million in ‘New Tools’ to Nigeria’s National Tuberculosis Program

The initiative will help NTBLCP officials find more missing TB cases and help Nigeria sustain an upward trajectory for TB case-finding in line with global targets

On November 29, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) donated $3.3 million in commodities to the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health’s National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) as part of a broader “New Tools Project-Nigeria.” The initiative will help NTBLCP officials find more missing TB cases and help Nigeria…

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U.S. Fulbright Experts in Oncology Share New Clinical Approaches to Patient Care

In Lagos, the two Fulbright Specialists conducted a workshop in pharmaceutical best practices for 34 pharmacy oncologists from across Nigeria

Over the past two weeks, the U.S. Embassy helped connect oncology specialists from the United States and Nigeria to help strengthen the capacity of cancer treatment and care in Nigeria. As visiting Fulbright Specialists in the field of oncology pharmacy, Professor Cindy O’Bryant of the University of Colorado and Professor…

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USAID Signs MOU With Lagos State to Improve Management of Water and Sanitation Services

The MOU is the first step towards enhancing urban water service delivery in Lagos State

On December 8, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. The MOU is the first step towards enhancing urban water service delivery in Lagos State by improving…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: U.S. Donates an Additional 2.5 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Nigeria This Week

Additionally, the United States has provided more than $119 million in COVID-19 related health assistance

The U.S. Embassy proudly welcomed the arrival of 2.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses in Abuja this week.  The National Primary Health Care Development Agency received the vaccines, ensuring they were taken to cold storage to prepare for distribution to over 3,000 health facilities across all 36 states and FCT-Abuja.  Over…

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U.S. CDC Celebrates 20 years of Saving Lives in Nigeria

Dr. Mary Adetinuke Boyd paid tribute to past leadership and recognized the staff and partners as the most critical asset for the agency

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrates the 20th anniversary of its establishment in Nigeria. The Nigeria country office was established in November 2001 to support the government of Nigeria to improve disease surveillance systems, build institutional competencies, and expand human resources for health capacities. At the 20th…

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U.S. Consulate, Partners Train 100 Police, Civil Defense Officers on Countering Gender Based Violence

This campaign is used to call for global actions to increase awareness and take action for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls

On Wednesday, the U.S. Consulate General concluded a three-day capacity building program for 100 police officers and civil defense operatives as part of efforts to counter gender-based violence in Nigeria. Supported by the U.S. Consulate General, the workshop was organized in partnership with the U.S.-based International Association of Chiefs of…

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Ambassador Leonard Honors Varian and Other Stakeholders Working to Improve Cancer Healthcare in Nigeria

Ambassador Leonard noted that the United States continues to lead the world in medical research, innovation and technology, providing solutions to tackle the scourge of cancer

U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard has highlighted the U.S. government’s commitment as well as Varian’s efforts to significantly improving public health outcomes in Nigeria.     Delivering remarks at a reception in honor of Varian and attended by members of the Nigeria’s oncology community, Ambassador Leonard noted that the United States continues to lead the…