Nigeria: Every year, in conjunction with World Immunization Week, WHO marks African Vaccination Week during the last week of April. On August 22, 2022, the US Mission in Nigeria joined Nigeria and its partners to launch the country’s weeklong celebration.
The launch coincided with the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine into Nigeria’s routine immunization schedule and the anniversary of wild poliovirus eradication in Nigeria.
African Vaccination Week showcases the importance of vaccines in the lives of children, adults, and communities. It also highlights the tireless work the Government of Nigeria and its partners are doing to ensure every eligible person, regardless of age, sex, demography, and security situation, receives lifesaving vaccines.
On the second approach of the U.S. mission to Nigeria, Gladys Dalung, a food processor, transformed her business into a unique brand – The Afrieden Foods – with the support received by USAID/Nigeria funded Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity.
“I got so frustrated that in 2017, I decided to quit processing and try out exporting the raw materials to other countries to avoid the rigors of NAFDAC. I was at my lowest at that point, but the passion ignited for food manufacturing refused to die in me,” she said.
The U.S. is advancing global #Food Security by helping families and individuals meet their need for a reliable source of quality food and sufficient resources to produce or purchase it.
The U.S. Mission is committed to deepening the relationship between the United States and Nigeria’s entertainment industries! On Monday, U.S. Consul General Will Stevens hosted a reception in honor of the Africa Creative Market. The Africa Creative Market will bring stakeholders from the African and international creative industries together to explore and exchange innovative ideas to spur the growth of Africa’s creative economy.
The Public Affairs Section, accompanied by our Regional Public Engagement Specialist Michelle Cloud, visited historic Kano last week. We paid an introductory visit to Skyline University and had a cultural excursion to the dye pits of Kofar Mata (Women’s Gate). Since 1498, Kano’s indigo dyed cotton has been highly sought-after in trans-Saharan trade