Japan Backs Health, Education Programs in Nigeria

Japan provided a grant worth USD13.3 million to support health and education programs in Nigeria, the Herald reports. The assistance for health will be spent primarily on efforts to address infant mortality and maternal health, while the education component will involve projects to improve primary schools around the country.

Japan’s support will be disbursed as contributions to five separate United Nations agencies engaged in health and education programs in Nigeria.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.