Violence Against Children Costs Nigeria $6.1b –Report

Bayo Akinloye Today, the high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in an unprecedented report, launched jointly by UNICEF and the Federal Government, under the leadership of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. According to the report, the economic impact […]

U.S.To Fight HIV With $100m, Partners Religious Groups

Tayo Olanipekun Vice President Michael Pence has said the United States government will invest $100 million to address key gaps toward achieving HIV epidemic control. He made the announcement on Thursday, adding that the government, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), would leverage the “unique capacities and compassion” of faith-based organizations and […]

U.S. Awards Micro-Grants to Support Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria on Friday announced a N2.9 million micro-grant to 50 women caregivers to support the economic wellbeing of their families, particularly the vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in five local communities in Apapa local government area of Lagos. Under the U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program, a local non-governmental organization, […]