usaid logo.jpgThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other multi-national collaborators have pledged US$82 million towards the fight against the scourge of malaria in Nigeria.


United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Terrence McCulley, said this at the launch of malaria action projects for states in Lagos.


He added that his government is committed to partnering with African countries to build capacity in stamping out malaria.


He said  under the  United States-funded President’s malaria initiative, there are plans to work with partners to reduce by half the burden of malaria for a population of about 450 million residents in Sub- Saharan Africa, and promoting development throughout Africa.