US ALLOCATES MORE THAN $8 BILLION FOR TREATMENT OF HIV AND TUBERCULOSIS IN NIGERIA.
During a joint briefing at the State House in Abuja, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that the
During a joint briefing at the State House in Abuja, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that the United States has dedicated a total of $8.3 billion to combat HIV, tuberculosis, and enhance healthcare systems in Nigeria.
Blinken also disclosed that the U.S. aims to attract an additional $55 billion in private sector investments in Africa, reaching a 40% milestone within the past year. He emphasized that the ongoing trajectory suggests a projection of 70% attainment over the next two years.
The Secretary of State shared this information on Tuesday alongside Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, highlighting the commitment made during the Africa Leaders’ Summit hosted by President Biden. Blinken affirmed progress, stating, “Here we are one year after the summit, and we are 40% of the way to achieving that goal. By two years after the summit, based on the trajectory we’re on, we will achieve 70% of that goal.”
Blinken underscored the U.S.’s enduring commitment to the health sector in Nigeria, expressing pride in the initiatives that have saved over 20 million lives on the continent. He noted that the U.S. has invested $8.3 billion over the past five years in HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment, and in fortifying the public health system.
Furthermore, Blinken highlighted ongoing efforts to strengthen Nigerian institutions, fostering innovation and leadership in public health response. He concluded by mentioning plans to visit the Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, emphasizing the continuous partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria in advancing public health initiatives
Quest: Emmanuel kelvin