The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development and in partnership with the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative, handed over ten renovated tuberculosis facilities and diagnostic equipment to the Government of Nigeria.

The renovated facilities, located in Lagos, Anambra, Oyo, Rivers, Kano, Bauchi and Katsina states, will provide life-saving services to patients for TB screening and treatment.

Speaking at the newly renovated Akinyele Primary Health Center, in Alimosho, Lagos, USAID/Nigeria Deputy Director HIV/AIDS and TB Office, Omosalewa Oyelaran, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday, said, “This partnership demonstrates how the private sector holds immense potential to catalyze sustainable results.

“USAID actively engages with private sector partners in Nigeria in the drive towards mobilizing resources to counter diseases of public concern such as TB and to improve quality of life among affected populations.”

ASR Managing Director/CEO, Ubon Udoh, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of ASR Africa Abdul Rabiu, applauded the USAID team for their intervention and their partnership with the Government of Nigeria in the eradication of tuberculosis in the country.