- The United States is set to assist the Federal Government to build its first pharmaceutical warehouse in Nigeria.
- The US, through the US Agency for International Development, and in partnership with the Global Fund for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, is co-funding the construction of the pharmaceutical-grade warehouse in Lagos State.
- Earlier this year, construction began on a similar project in Abuja at the Idu Industrial Area. The two new facilities will provide more storage space for medications and life-saving public health equipment in Nigeria, the US Embassy said.
“We’re happy to help the Government of Nigeria establish a national system to ensure that Nigerian families, especially expectant mothers and children, can go to a health clinic and find the medical supplies and medicines that they need,” the acting US Consul General, DehabGhebreab, said on Thursday during a ceremony to kick-start the construction of the warehouse.