The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional $10.6 million in development assistance to support Nigeria for COVID-19 vaccination.
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.
The USAID Mission Director, Anne Patterson stated thus:
“Given the significant progress Nigeria has made, we are pleased to provide more funds to improve COVID-19 vaccine delivery services,” USAID Mission Director, Anne Patterson, said in a statement.
“These new funds will deepen our support for all levels of government to meet their vaccination targets.”