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US assists Nigeria with $133m to combat HIV/AIDS

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced additional development assistance of $136.5 million to support Nigeria under a bilateral Development Objectives for Assistance Agreement signed in 2015. 

A statement by the Embassy in Abuja says with the increment, USAID has provided Nigeria $1.99bn in assistance under the seven-year agreement.

It says $133.5m will go to HIV/AIDS control under several new and existing awards that focus on prevention and treatment in some of the most vulnerable areas of the country. 

The statement says another $3m will boosts activities to combat trafficking in persons, mitigate conflict, peace, and counter violent extremism, and $219,570 will expand USAID’s efforts to increase access to potable water and reduce water borne diseases.

HAMZA ALKALI

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