COVID-19: US Donates N16bn To Nigeria

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The says it has donated over N16bn ($41.3m) to to help in its fight against the outbreak in the country.

COVID-19: US Donates N16bn To Nigeria
COVID-19: US Donates N16bn To Nigeria

The US Department of State disclosed this via a statement on its website on Thursday.

On the donations it has made to Nigeria, the US said: “More than $41.3 million in assistance, which includes more than $3.3 million for health assistance and $34 million in IDA humanitarian funding for risk-communications, water and sanitation, infection-prevention, coordination, and emergency food assistance; and nearly $4.1 million in MRA humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people.

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“This assistance joins more than $8.1 billion in total assistance for Nigeria over the past 20 years, including more than $5.2 billion for health.”

The US also stated that over $12.5bn has been allocated globally in COVID-19 response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, amongst others.

“We are achieving real results, helping nations around the world respond to COVID-19 and thereby protecting the homeland. We continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain a central and coordinated part of the worldwide effort against the disease.

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“Importantly, our global efforts in the face of this deadly virus build upon decades of U.S. investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance,” part of the statement reads.

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