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Friday, May 21, 2021 - 9:15am

COTONOU, Benin - The United States Government is providing protective equipment and health supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including among orphans, older people, and people with disabilities, in the departments of Alibori, Atacora, Ouémé, and Plateau. 

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented a selection of materials to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Affairs and Microfinance at a ceremony in Cotonou.

Across the four departments, the United States is helping educate people about COVID-19, promoting healthy practices to limit transmission, and equipping health workers to respond to the disease and continue providing life-saving health services by:

  • Delivering protective equipment and health supplies to 2811 community health workers, 316 health facilities, and 96 care centers for approximately 7000 orphans, older people, and people with disabilities; and

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 8:15am

The United States Government celebrates the progress made in the fight against malaria in Benin alongside the Ministry of Health and local and international partners at a ceremony to observe World Malaria Day in Avrankou, Ouémé. This past year, COVID-19 created an unprecedented global crisis. Yet malaria has long been a crisis in Benin. The efforts Benin has taken to sustain essential malaria services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are saving many lives. Benin’s continued resilience and creativity in the dual fight against malaria and COVID-19 is inspiring.

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 8:00am

The United States Government assisted the Benin Human Rights Commission (BHRC) with training on organizational accreditation, advocacy, and investigating and reporting on acts of torture, to strengthen the BHRC’s functions as a human rights institution. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States supported three two-day workshops for the BHRC’s commissioners and staff between February 22 and March 11.

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

The United States Government, through USAID, is providing protective equipment and health supplies to strengthen the community-level response to COVID-19 in the departments of Atlantique, Collines, and Mono.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 9:00am

The United States Government is assisting the Benin Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to educate young Beninese civil society leaders on civic engagement and human rights through a series of seven workshops in Benin.

Last updated: November 21, 2022

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