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Coronavirus: United States provides additional $ 5 million for urgent aid against coronavirus in Egypt

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Coronavirus: United States provides additional $ 5 million for urgent aid against coronavirus in Egypt

Egypt’s cooperation with the United States has supported the country’s national program, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

CAIRO, Egypt, October 14, 2021 / APO Group / –

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is providing more than $ 5 million in urgent coronavirus assistance to Egypt in cooperation with the Department of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health and Population. This assistance will support health workers who administer vaccines and strengthen the vaccine supply chain to ensure equitable access throughout Egypt. The funding will also strengthen the capacity of the Egyptian health system to prevent, detect and respond to the coronavirus and future public health threats.

“This additional support of $ 5 million for the coronavirus reaffirms the commitment of the US government to support Egypt during the global health crisis,” said US Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen. “The United States and Egypt have worked side by side to fight the coronavirus. At the start of the pandemic, Egypt sent medical supplies to the United States. And last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming the arrival of 1.6 million doses of Pfizer vaccine.

“Committed to recovery, the Egyptian government is using international cooperation with bilateral and multilateral development partners to respond to the difficult repercussions of the pandemic. Egypt’s cooperation with the United States has supported the country’s national program, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially in the areas of health, education and gender, ”said HE Dr Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, commenting on the additional US commitment of $ 5 million for urgent COVID-19 assistance.

“I would like to thank the United States government for its long-standing support and cooperation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate international solidarity in this time of crisis. Last week, we graciously received the first shipment of Pfizer vaccine donations from the United States via COVAX, which will help Egyptians stay healthy during this difficult time. USAID and the Department of Health and Population have a long history of cooperation in the health sector, and I look forward to continuing this cooperation in the years to come, ”said HE Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population.

The U.S. government, through USAID, has now provided more than $ 55 million in coronavirus aid to Egypt since the start of the pandemic, already reaching nearly 18 million people with health support and economic necessary. USAID programs train health workers, improve pandemic monitoring and response, provide food assistance to families affected by the pandemic, and support small businesses. This support builds on more than $ 1 billion in investments by the US government over the past 40 years to improve the health of all Egyptians.

Diseases know no borders. The United States is committed to partnering with Egypt to end the coronavirus pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build a world prepared for future epidemics.

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