USAID Partner Govt, Private Sectors On Health Products Warehouse

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THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has begun the construction of a warehouse for proper storage of essential drugs and other health products in Nigeria.

Speaking at the ceremony in Lagos, USAID, Director, Mike Harvey, said the warehouse would serve as a storage facility.

He said: “The facility would support the country’s pharmaceutical supply chain and once this is up and started running, it would enable members of the public get quality drugs.

Harvey disclosed that USAID and the Global Fund would fund the project for Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), tuberculosis and malaria. The total fund for the construction is five million dollars. While the USAID provides four million dollars, Global Fund and the private sectors in Nigeria would source for the remaining one million.”

However, acting U.S. Consul-General, Mrs. Dehab Ghebread, said, “ the challenge for government in Nigeria is to have reliable quality drugs across the 36 states and the recognition of that necessitated the need of this facility. It will be a very large facility constructed in partnership with Nigerian government and the private sectors. The prefabricated building will also take into consideration climatic system.”

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