Project profile — COVID-19 Response Basket Fund in Nigeria

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COVID-19 Response Basket Fund in Nigeria - Overview
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (XM-DAC-41114)
2020-09-30 - 2022-12-31
Country / region • Nigeria (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (15.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (15.00%)
• Health
COVID-19 control (12264) (50.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to support Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring optimum care of the confirmed cases, containing further spread of the outbreak, and establishing a pathway for rapid recovery and resilience. The project aligns with and supports the rapid implementation of the Government of Nigeria’s national COVID-19 multi-sectoral pandemic response plan, and enables a coordinated approach for the international community and United Nations’ (UN) agencies to provide targeted and coordinated support. Project activities include: (1) increasing access for health facilities to critical medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE), testing kits, and treatment facility materials; (2) supporting vulnerable households with cash transfers and livelihoods opportunities; (3) raising awareness on sexual and gender-based violence prevention; (4) providing support to health facilities, including for the continuation of reproductive and maternal health care; and (5) strengthening the coordinated COVID-19 response plan of the states and federal government.

Expected results

The expected outcome for this project is that the rapid implementation of Nigeria’s National COVID-19 multi-sectoral pandemic response plan is strengthened. This is to be achieved by: (1) improving rapid procurement of disease commodity packages for surveillance, prevention and control, and clinical management; (2) supporting complementary ongoing risk communication strategies for sustained community engagement and cooperation; (3) supporting the development of tailored and decentralized response strategies at the state-level and aligned to the coordinated framework at the Federal level; (4) maintaining access to essential health services; (5) enhancing pro-active, gender-responsive early recovery, social protection and cohesion and gender-based-violence response, including with vulnerable groups; (6) improving coordination of partnerships and mobilization of resources for collective response.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) distributed more than 11 million items of personal protective equipment to 318 facilities in nine high-risk states; (2) procured over 760,000 testing kits and distributed them to national and state laboratories; (3) reached an estimated 200 million people with coronavirus (COVID-19) messaging through 300 public awareness campaigns; and (4) provided cash transfers to 46,623 vulnerable households, particularly women-led, for emergency and immediate needs.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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