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The activity will address the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition, provide technical support, share innovations, and conduct research to improve nutritional outcomes. The launch was also an opportunity to showcase the USAID/Nigeria Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2020-2025), which was developed in partnership with the Government of Nigeria and other key stakeholders.

At the outset of 2021, we all had high hopes of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, another variant has come to the center stage of global concern.  However, thanks to renewed global health collaboration efforts, vaccine development and distribution is gradually making headway.

The MoU is the first step towards enhancing urban water service delivery in Lagos State by improving infrastructure and accountability, strengthening regulatory oversight of the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, and strengthening the governance, financial and technical capabilities of Lagos water utilities and private sector water vendors.

The award organised by Stop TB Partnership Nigeria in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) USAID, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme among others in Abuja was in  honour  and recognizion of those who have contributed to the fight against the deadly disease (Tuberculosis).

Nigeria currently faces a food security crisis that is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has significantly disrupted already fragile agricultural value chains across the country, including smallholder farmers’ ability to produce, process, and distribute food. This disruption to agricultural productivity and limited access to markets has a negative impact on livelihoods, especially among the most vulnerable households, women, and youth.

We appreciate Nigeria’s leadership in the region, standing up for the integrity of democratic nations in West Africa. Nigeria was among the first to condemn the recent coup in Guinea, regularly recognizes the need for presidential term limits, and supports its best and brightest to serve in the highest ranks of international organizations – most recently demonstrated by Chikwe Ihekweazu’s recent appointment to Assistant Director-General at the World Health Organization.

The interagency team included the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director, Katie Donohoe; U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director, Dr. Mary Boyd; U.S. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Country Director, Dr. Laura Chittenden; and PEPFAR Coordinator, Mark Giambrone.  The Director General of Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) was part of the joint delegation.