Nigerian Newspapers Examine PEPFAR Funding, Programs In Country Following U.S. Consulate Briefing, Visit

Guardian: Why U.S. does not give direct funding to agencies in Nigeria
“Officials of the United States (U.S.) Consulate in Nigeria have provided more explanation why their government does not give direct funding to agencies and governments in Nigeria. They said it is more efficient to channel the resources through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for effective utilization and accountability…” (Muanya, 10/31).

Nation: U.S. to support HIV treatment for 60,000 Lagosians
“The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has announced that it is implementing an antiretroviral treatment (ART) surge program in Lagos State to identify and provide treatment for about 60,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) who have not previously received such treatment. The support program is being administered by U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Defense, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)…” (Yusuf, 11/1).