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US declares $25m more for Bangladesh's Covid combat

  • Published at 09:03 pm October 19th, 2021
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller speaks at an event about a two-day training course for Bangladeshi doctors, jointly organized by USAID and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in Dhaka on Monday, June 15, 2020 - Courtesy: US Embassy in Dhaka
File photo of US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller speaks at an event about a two-day training course for Bangladeshi doctors, jointly organized by USAID and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in Dhaka on Monday, June 15, 2020 Courtesy: US Embassy in Dhaka

This new assistance will also support Bangladesh's goal of vaccinating 40% of the population by the end of the year, says the US ambassador

The United States has declared an additional $25 million in urgent Covid-19 assistance to help Bangladesh in the national vaccination campaign as well as to improve the quality of patient care.

The US government made the assistance through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said a US embassy press release in Dhaka on Tuesday.

In addition to the US donated vaccines, this new assistance will help Bangladesh expand vaccinations to people across the country, enable health workers to treat critically ill patients more effectively, and enhance the quality of care in health facilities.


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"This new assistance will also support Bangladesh's goal of vaccinating 40% of the population by the end of the year," said US Ambassador Earl Miller on the occasion.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the US government has provided a total of over $121 million to support Bangladesh's response to Covid and continues to work closely with the Bangladeshi government and other partners to protect the health of the country’s people.   

The total US government’s Covid assistance to date includes the donation of 11.5 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and additional support for the rollout of the national vaccination campaign.

The US government has also committed $4 billion to support the worldwide Covax vaccination effort, making it the world's largest donor for equitable global Covid-19 vaccine access.

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