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.