The previous shipment reached Bangladesh on Monday
The United States on Thursday sent the second shipment of emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The latest supplies, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), brings the total US pandemic assistance to Bangladesh to more than $84 million, a US embassy press release said.
US Embassy in Dhaka’s Deputy Chief of Mission JoAnne Wagner and USAID Mission Director Derrick S Brown handed over the supplies to Director of the America Wing of the Foreign Ministry Seheli Sabrin at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The shipment includes emergency supplies jointly donated by USAID, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Henry Schein, Inc, an American company for healthcare professionals.
On June 7, the first shipment loaded with additional medical supplies critical for Covid-19 treatment reached Bangladesh by a US military flight.
The US has worked closely with Bangladesh since the beginning of the pandemic contributing more than $84 million to date in development and humanitarian assistance while the recent shipments added over $2 million to the total US government contribution to Bangladesh, said the release.
This support builds on the more than $1 billion in US health assistance the US has given Bangladesh over the past 20 years and underscores the long-term US commitment to ensuring access to quality, lifesaving health services for the people of Bangladesh, said the embassy.