Covid-19 vaccine: USAID donates additional $10.6m to Nigeria

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.”

Source: Covid-19 vaccine: USAID donates additional $10.6m to Nigeria – StocksWatch (stocksng.com)

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