Nigeria receives new exclusive medical warehouse
From AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) –AID agencies have committed US$5 million for the construction of a pharmaceutical-grade warehouse in Nigeria capital ,Lagos.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) have confirmed the partnership.
These have co-funded the construction of a state-of-the-art facility using an innovative technology called a “Warehouse-in-a-Box.According to the USAID, the warehouse will provide more storage space for medication and life-saving public health equipment in Nigeria.
The United States government provided $4 million, with GFATM contributed $1 million, and the Federal Government of Nigeria while providing the land to construct the warehouse in Lagos.
“We’re happy to help Nigeria establish a national system to ensure Nigerian families, especially expectant mothers and children, can go to a health clinic and find the medical supplies and medicines that they need.The Acting United States Consul General in Lagos, Dehab added that the Lagos warehouse covers a surface area of 3 465 square metres of land.
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