This is a collection of stories, photos and tweets offering a snapshot of the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide during the first few months of the pandemic. This begins in early February with U.S. groups sending medical supplies to China and continues through May 29.
Go to “The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [rolling updates]” to continue in June or see the latest U.S. efforts around the world.
— usembassyjkt (@usembassyjkt) May 29, 2020
There are now 30 COVIDsitter sister programs in 21 states across the U.S., and more in Canada, the United Kingdom and Sudan. Volunteers are helping COVID-19 health care workers manage the home front.
Meet Nokuthula, one of 5,000 U.S. supported Community Healthcare Workers in #SouthAfrica who are helping with the #COVID19 response. Through @PEPFAR, she plays a vital role in screening and educating people in the most at-risk communities of South Africa. pic.twitter.com/tHZ1Qlswqc
— US ConsulateCapeTown (@USConsulateCT) May 28, 2020
The United States continues to lead the world’s COVID-19 response, with a commitment of more than $10 billion to fight the pandemic worldwide. “There is no country that remotely rivals what the United States has done to help combat this terrible virus,” Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said.
Check out this video to see how the U.S. is working as part of the international community to discover treatment options, share research and build partnerships to defeat COVID-19. The American private sector, academic institutions and government agencies are joining their allies in the unified fight against the new coronavirus.
Today we are fulfilling the personal commitment made by President @RealDonaldTrump to President @NayibBukele of supporting #ElSalvador's people in their moment of need in the fight against #COVID19. This donation to Hospital Rosales is one of many across El Salvador. pic.twitter.com/JJQXPKX8li
— Embajador Ronald Johnson (@USAmbSV) May 27, 2020
The United States’ release of tens of thousands of coronavirus studies is enabling experts worldwide to use artificial intelligence (AI) to speed the search for a COVID-19 cure.
— U.S. Embassy Bangkok (@USEmbassyBKK) May 26, 2020
In #Somalia, @USAIDSomalia partners continue to provide life-saving assistance while observing strict hygiene practices and social distancing to #StopTheSpread of #COVID19. In #Sool, doctors and other health professionals provide maternal and child health care to IDPs. pic.twitter.com/y2P9ifqd4E
— U.S. Embassy Mogadishu, Somalia (@US2SOMALIA) May 22, 2020
.@USAID supports Yobe State Nigeria with handwashing stations to be placed in strategic public places across the state as a means of preventing the spread of #COVID19 » https://t.co/0hzSYVJ4ls pic.twitter.com/BlP39dJXn3
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USinNigeria) May 21, 2020
U.S. donors of all major religions are helping fight COVID-19 at home and abroad. The United States’ diverse religious communities are setting up emergency hospitals, trucking meals across the country, and supporting small businesses around the world.
🇺🇸 do t’i japin 900,000$ shtesë 🇦🇱 për #COVID19 duke e çuar totalin në >2 milionë$ të dhënë për laboratore, gjurmim rastesh & ndihmë teknike. Mbështetja është pjesë e 700 milionë$ të dhënë prej 2000. 🇺🇸 do jenë gjithnjë krah miqve & do udhëheqin luftën kundër kërcënimeve globale. pic.twitter.com/3fGJM762Kn
— USEmbassyTirana (@USEmbassyTirana) May 20, 2020
While dozens of U.S. universities are working on vaccines and studies to guide the fight against COVID-19, others also are providing equipment and talent to help local communities.
Globally, American 🇺🇸businesses, nonprofit groups, charities, faith-based organizations, and individuals have committed more than R120 billion in donations and assistance to the world’s efforts to defeat #COVID19. #USAinSA
📷: @PepsiCo pic.twitter.com/rjtZj3RpwR
— US Embassy SA (@USEmbassySA) May 19, 2020
U.S. researchers are joining forces with scientists around the world to find solutions that will end the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration ranges from experiments to adapt a measles vaccine to prevent COVID-19 to efforts to understand how the human immune system’s antibodies attack the coronavirus.
Did you know that U.S. government-trained medical staff are working across Pakistan? Check out where these monitoring and response teams are working across the country to stop the spread of COVID19.#Partners4Prosperity #USPAK #USinPAK #Coronavirus #COVID #COVID2019 pic.twitter.com/KAc6nUwufI
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) May 18, 2020
Swindlers around the world are trying to cash in on COVID-19 fears with bogus vaccines and cures. They steal money from their victims and spread misinformation. The U.S. Department of Justice is working to put a stop to such fraud.
Researchers from the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute have won a $10 million grant from the U.S. government to map cases of the new coronavirus and anticipate how communities will be affected. The institute’s computer scientists and epidemiologists will lead teams from several other institutions using big-data computing tools. Such data allows experts to see how human behaviors affect the spread of disease.
The United States, through @USAID, is providing $50 million in critically needed assistance to respond to the #COVID19 pandemic in #Italy. A substantial portion of this assistance will be delivered to #FaithBasedOrganizations already responding to the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/PlsCZc31p0
— U.S. in Holy See (@USinHolySee) May 15, 2020
Muslims traditionally make a special effort to increase their charitable activities during Ramadan. COVID-19 hasn’t changed that for American Muslims. Read about their stories.
#Jordan & #USA trained together for 7+ years to protect lives through @doddtra programs to counter threats like #COVID19. That partnership continues today, as we work side-by-side to strengthen Jordan's response to the #coronavirus.@CENTCOM @ArmedForcesJOhttps://t.co/3xmR7npqbT
— U.S. Embassy Jordan (@USEmbassyJordan) May 14, 2020
The United States is at the forefront of global health security. Follow this link for a video on how U.S. leadership in the fight against HIV, Zika, Ebola and other diseases has prepared the international community to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scholars around the world who have been part of the State Department’s Fulbright Program are using their experience to help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Glad to be in Israel to coordinate with @IsraeliPM @Netanyahu and @Gantzbe on countering two critical threats: COVID-19 and Iran. Israel and the United States will take on these challenges side-by-side. pic.twitter.com/aSrzD8MhkS
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 13, 2020
American businesses both large and small are rapidly shifting their production lines to make products that help combat the new coronavirus. Follow this link to watch a video on how American workers are helping medical personnel and citizens stay protected against COVID-19 at home and abroad.
An American company based in California is using drones to transport COVID-19 tests between rural Ghana and two of the country’s main cities. Zipline International Inc. is one example of the many private U.S. companies that are stepping forward to address the coronavirus crisis internationally. But it’s the first time drones have been used to deliver COVID-19 test samples, according to media reports.
#DostiUnitesUs🇺🇸🇮🇳: Great initiative by @WalmartInc & @Flipkart to support #IndiaFightsCorona by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers & funds to organizations that provide essential relief materials to farmers & small businesses. #USIndiaBusiness pic.twitter.com/Pw7kd1xV8R
— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) May 12, 2020
As the #COVID19 pandemic affects #Colombia, @USAID partner @WorldVision is providing critical financial assistance to ensure people can get the supplies they need. #VenEsperanza pic.twitter.com/07IlwzqhrP
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) May 10, 2020
.@US2EU: Months into fighting this pandemic, the United States remains dedicated to helping our friends throughout Europe & Eurasia fight #COVID19. To learn more about U.S. contributions worldwide click ▶️https://t.co/zGMCcPAtXP pic.twitter.com/xDaK2tN3DE
— Brussels Media Hub (@USAandEurope) May 9, 2020
The U.S. government is providing millions of dollars as well as training and supplies to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to Central and South American countries. A total of more than $73 million has been provided to the Western Hemisphere in response to the pandemic.
#DidYouKnow: USAID is training nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers on #COVID19 identification, treatment, and infection prevention and control, including how to protect themselves while they save lives. pic.twitter.com/htHUYS820c
— U.S. Embassy Harare (@usembassyharare) May 8, 2020
When Americans look for data on COVID-19, the U.S. public health system delivers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gathers data, monitors shifts in disease patterns, and provides safety guidelines to prevent infection. Its experts also collaborate with overseas colleagues to track new cases.
.@SecPompeo: The United States continues to lead the global response to the #COVID19 pandemic, with an additional $128 million in health and humanitarian assistance, bringing our total commitments to more than $900 million to date.https://t.co/wp1iiDrATK pic.twitter.com/Sbwg3OpyRr
— U.S. Embassy Vienna (@usembvienna) May 7, 2020
The United States is providing nearly $40 million to help Pacific Island nations prevent and control COVID-19. Over the last 20 years, the United States has invested over $5 billion in assistance for the Pacific islands, with more than $620 million for health in the past decade.
"Thanks to the initiative of the American people and their civil society organizations like Spirit of America, we're able to provide some important support to #Uzbekistan in a time of need."- Daniel Rosenblum, @UsAmbUzbekistan
#DamBreakthrough at #SardobaReservoir pic.twitter.com/HL26nsIoS6
— U.S.Embassy Tashkent (@usembtashkent) May 6, 2020
#Kenya:$4.5M for health, humanitarian assistance, including $3.5M in health assistance to bolster risk communication, prepare health-communication networks & media, & help provide public health messaging for media, health workers, & communities: pic.twitter.com/jjnml7CygM
— U.S. Embassy Nairobi (@USEmbassyKenya) May 5, 2020
.@USAID has announced $2.3M in new health assistance in #Uganda to support risk communications, case management, infection prevention and control, supply chain technical assistance & laboratory capabilities through existing health activities. #COVID19 #HandInHandWithUganda pic.twitter.com/pEP48GOiIa
— U.S. Mission Uganda (@usmissionuganda) May 5, 2020
The U.S. is providing more than $110 million to help countries in the Middle East and North Africa fight COVID-19, including Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon and Morocco, as well as the West Bank. This will improve disease detection and prevention, bolster lab capacity, and treat patients. The U.S. is also partnering with humanitarian groups to support water sanitation and hygiene programs.
The U.S. is a primary partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations when it comes to investing in health. A new $35 million in U.S. emergency aid is helping ASEAN countries respond to COVID-19. That’s part of the long-term U.S. investments to improve public health in the region.
We supported @UNICEF to deliver lead testing devices to @NCDCGeorgia. This will help keep children healthy and safe. Dr. Amiran Gamkrelidze, Director General of the NCDC, thanked @USAID for supporting Georgia's public health. @unicefgeorgia @usingeo @USAIDEurope pic.twitter.com/66z4yX3ynj
— USAID Georgia (@USAIDGeorgia) May 1, 2020
Diana Berrent was one of the first people in Port Washington, New York, to test positive for COVID-19. The hope that she would make it and that her antibodies could potentially save others inspired the photographer to start Survivor Corps to urge COVID-19 survivors to donate blood and plasma. Their donations help medical researchers better understand the disease and may ultimately help patients get more effective treatments.
.@StateDept is doing its part to keep America safe, healthy, and running. We’ve brought 71,000+ #AmericansHome; helping to deliver 76M+ N95 respirators, 812M gloves, 107M masks, 15M gowns, 7M+ face shields; and securing supply chains. More facts here: https://t.co/k15tgAw0cj
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 30, 2020
In #Lebanon, the U.S. is partnering with @AUBMC_Official to create the country’s 1st #COVID19 isolation center in #Beirut, and is providing training, medical supplies, and support for infection prevention and control at health facilities in vulnerable communities. pic.twitter.com/N1KI5MWMXu
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) April 29, 2020
.@FordThailand is working with partner Population and Community Development Association to employ people who have lost work due to the COVID-19 crisis to manufacture face masks for health care workers. pic.twitter.com/NJF7aAQZTa
— U.S. Embassy Bangkok (@USEmbassyBKK) April 29, 2020
#Education is key to ensuring people have all of the tools they need to stay healthy. In #Colombia, @USAID partner @UNmigration is ensuring Venezuelan and Colombian families have info to help prevent #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/9hYmfJLsg2
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) April 28, 2020
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 28, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is inspiring people worldwide to help their communities. Some of these local champions are alumni of U.S. State Department programs, using their leadership and skills to help people in need.
This morning I spoke with Minister Chen of Taiwan regarding the #COVID19 outbreak. I thanked him for Taiwan’s efforts to share their best practices and resources with the U.S.
Now, more than ever, global health partnership is crucial and I appreciate Taiwan’s contributions. pic.twitter.com/SZQ3u8Jgrr
— Secretary Alex Azar (@SecAzar) April 27, 2020
— USAID (@USAID) April 27, 2020
#DostiUnitesUs🇺🇸🇮🇳: U.S. company @practicesuite has offered its PS TeleMed app for free to all healthcare professionals in India, allowing doctors to continue to provide their ongoing non-urgent chronic & routine care to ensure continuity-of-care during the #COVID19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/SMEw9bgsGt
— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) April 27, 2020
Honored to announce an additional U.S. contribution of $1.5M to aid #Cambodia fight #COVID19KH. To date, the United States has committed over $3.5M to the Kingdom’s pandemic response. Our enduring health & medical partnerships will help us beat this disease, together! #AmCam70 pic.twitter.com/81NxxKZ3MS
— Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy (@USAmbCambodia) April 27, 2020
The United States is working with Australia and other partners to secure the supply chains critical to our security, prosperity, and even our health as we weather the #COVID19 pandemic. Congratulations to @Lynas_Corp and their Texas partners, Blue Line. #USwithAUS https://t.co/8kibsy0YZl
— US Embassy Canberra (@USAembassyinOZ) April 24, 2020
The U.S. remains a committed partner to the people of Zimbabwe, especially during challenging times. Through international & local partners we will provide life-saving support to help alleviate the spread of #COVID19. #WeStandWithZim pic.twitter.com/pehkkKe53D
— U.S. Embassy Harare (@usembassyharare) April 24, 2020
The U.S. is the world’s largest donor to global public health, donating billions of dollars each year to fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and, now, COVID-19. This commitment remains as the U.S. investigates the World Health Organization’s failure to provide timely, accurate information on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
The hunt is on for a vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 disease. Learn more about that and other vaccine research.
The U.S. Department of Defense has given $1.1 million in laboratory and diagnostic supplies to dozens of partner nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The department has a long history of fighting worldwide contagions.
The United States continues to work closely with democratic partners in East Asia to help contain the new coronavirus.
The U.S. is helping European nations fight COVID-19, relying on long-standing partnerships to improve disease prevention and detection across the continent.
In #Burma, we're helping people who have been forced from home by conflict protect themselves and others from #Covid_19. U.S. partner @Solidarites_Int is distributing soap and emergency water supplies to displaced families, helping people stay healthy & prevent spread of disease. pic.twitter.com/bTCAwev99h
— USAID Burma (@USAIDBurma) April 22, 2020
Here’s a look at how Americans’ spirit of volunteerism is thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#ICYMI: A plane delivered 90 tons of @UN medical supplies & water, sanitation, and hygiene items to #Venezuela to help respond to #COVID19 with support from @USAID and other donors. pic.twitter.com/itMwrFlxYZ
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) April 21, 2020
STATEMENT: @US2Somalia through @USAIDSomalia donated 350 hospital beds & 500 sets of bedsheets to support the #Somali Government in preventing & controlling the spread of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/075Nhu2nJC
— U.S. Embassy Mogadishu, Somalia (@US2SOMALIA) April 20, 2020
We take domestic violence seriously, and our foreign aid reflects that – proud of our @USAID colleagues working with partners in #Uzbekistan to help families dealing with the stress and pressure from #COVID19. https://t.co/5ZXLe4gKeL
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 20, 2020
Solid data will be critical as scientists search for solutions to the #COVID19 pandemic. No challenge is too great for the ingenuity and partnership we see unfolding behind this cause. Glad to see American and South African scientists come together like this. https://t.co/wLzhcZCsjr
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 20, 2020
— Embaixada EUA Brasil (@EmbaixadaEUA) April 19, 2020
The United States and its NATO allies are helping allied and partner nations combat COVID-19 across two continents.
🇦🇲🇺🇸More funding from the American people to help #Armenia fight #COVID19 19! 📣📢
The U.S. Government, through #USAID, has committed an additional 💲6️⃣0️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ to Armenia to support the country’s response to COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/PCf2zTdwhq
— USAID Armenia (@USAIDArmenia) April 17, 2020
⚡️LATEST: @USAIDAsia gave 🇹🇭's National Institute of Health an @AbbottNews disease testing platform that can do rapid, high-volume testing for #COVID19; @USAID commits an additional P66 million ($1.3M) to combat the #coronavirus outbreak in the 🇵🇭 & more. https://t.co/xxqeQnM87S
— U.S. Asia Pacific Media Hub (@eAsiaMediaHub) April 17, 2020
The @StateDept & @USAID have now committed nearly $508 million in emergency health, humanitarian & economic assistance on top of the funding already provided to multilateral & NGOs that are helping communities globally deal with the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/j0fhtjIeur pic.twitter.com/OtPI13Tw7d
— US Africa Media Hub (@AfricaMediaHub) April 17, 2020
The U.S. government is supplying millions of dollars, training and equipment to African countries to help them combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
In Cox's Bazar, #Bangladesh, @UNmigration is using pre-positioned @USAID plastic sheeting to help refugee camps & host communities prepare for and respond to #Covid_19 by constructing temporary isolation units and treatment centers & upgrading existing health facilities as needed pic.twitter.com/aD4PwHdDGi
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) April 16, 2020
#NATO is moving swiftly & decisively to assist Allies in the fight against #COVID19. As Defense Ministers move continued response plans forward today, see how @NATO Allies are working together to deal with the #coronavirus crisis. #DefMin pic.twitter.com/0MVQwYAn0t
— US Mission to NATO (@USNATO) April 15, 2020
Have you ever seen a 3D printer in action? Take a look at our #AmericanCenter printer producing face shields to protect local medical workers against #coronavirus. The design was approved by @US_FDA & downloaded from @NIH w/help from local startup Medengg-3D. #COVID #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/C73ntWAjWe
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) April 15, 2020
Cooperation in combating #CoronaVirus shows the strength of #USBhutan ties. Great to see @US_CDCIndia provide critical lab items to @MoHBhutan to support corona virus testing. Deeply grateful for the care Bhutan has given U.S. patients. Look forward to expanding joint efforts. pic.twitter.com/rc7tAkyvGz
— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) April 14, 2020
GHANA, SENEGAL & UGANDA: AFRICOM'S PARTNERSHIP ENDURES DURING #Covid19
In 2019, 4 African nations were provided w/ training & equipment to set-up & operate an UN-standard level-2 hospital. 3 of the 4 nations are deploying them to respond to the virus.
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) April 14, 2020
The United States is pledging an additional $225 million to the global fight against COVID-19, strengthening its commitment to stopping the global pandemic.
— USAID (@USAID) April 13, 2020
— USAID (@USAID) April 13, 2020
Our 🇺🇸 @usairforce airmen & women are maintaining @NATO readiness even in the face of the challenges posed by the spread of #COVID19. Last week they were in 🇩🇪 #Germany conducting important airborne operations alongside Allies. #WeAreNATO pic.twitter.com/iScU1uQVdK
— Ambassador Hutchison (@USAmbNATO) April 13, 2020
The U.S. is providing a robust assistance package to our close friend and Ally #Italy. Our Italian friends have been working around the clock to contain #COVID19, and this assistance will help bolster their efforts. We will defeat this by #StandingTogether.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 11, 2020
We're providing $1.3 million to #SriLanka to help stop the spread of the novel #coronavirus disease (#COVID19) by supporting technical experts for response and preparedness, risk communication, and more.
— USAID (@USAID) April 11, 2020
U.S. scientists are getting closer to a vaccine to keep the world safe from COVID-19.
The U.S. government is donating nearly 1,300 new cots to support the Philippine government’s response to #COVID19. @USAmbManila was joined by @DFAphl Sec. @TeddyBoyLocsin, and @CivilDefensePH Usec. Jalad for the handover. #FriendsPartnersAllies #COVID19PH pic.twitter.com/YBxgVeeMC2
— U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) April 10, 2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has provided more than $18 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
USAID is empowering #HealthWorkers in #Tanzania to protect themselves and their patients from #COVID19 and other infections with education on hygiene and practical skills like how to prepare chlorine disinfectant. #WHWWeek @MTaPS_Program https://t.co/lh1xkp5Hrt pic.twitter.com/9QBtcNaQoR
— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) April 10, 2020
⚡️Latest: The United States is committing an additional $225 million to combat #COVID19 worldwide; & @SecPompeo speaks with 🇸🇰 Prime Minister Matovič, 🇰🇿 President @TokayevKZ, & 🇪🇬 Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry re: the fight against #coronavirus. READ: https://t.co/xxqeQnM87S
— U.S. Asia Pacific Media Hub (@eAsiaMediaHub) April 8, 2020
U.S. charities are donating millions to stop the spread of COVID-19, funding research into new therapies and helping cities around the world improve detection and treatment.
The people of the United States care for the people of China. As the People’s Republic of China grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, U.S. companies sprang into action to provide assistance, relief and containment efforts.
Great example of how the #USIndia strategic partnership benefits the world: NY biotech company @Codagenix & @SerumInstIndia are collaborating to rapidly co-develop a #COVID19 vaccine. #StrongerTogether AGW
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) April 7, 2020
From fragrances to #handsanitizer: Swiss company @Firmenich, with locations across the U.S., increases its hand sanitizer production to support hospitals and medical services across Switzerland and the U.S. Thank you for your support! #USwissPartnership @SelectUSA https://t.co/ePscTNfCF8
— U.S. Embassy Bern (@USEmbassyBern) April 7, 2020
Les États-Unis 🇺🇸 continuent de fournir assistance à la RDC 🇨🇩pour la réponse au coronavirus. Au cours du week-end,
nôtre @CDC a fourni à @inrb_kinshasa matériel de visioconférence pour la riposte. #COVID19 #TousEnsemble #PP4PP pic.twitter.com/n8WAJj7L4f
— U.S.Embassy Kinshasa (@USEmbKinshasa) April 6, 2020
Pleased to announce that the U.S. Government has committed $1.1 million to mitigate the spread of the #COVID-19 outbreak in North Macedonia. Details about the donation 👉 https://t.co/lg12nnLu2K pic.twitter.com/G8ulIhNTZ7
— U.S. Embassy North Macedonia (@USEmbassySkopje) April 6, 2020
The @AmCham_BiH helped procure 150,000 tests for the #COVID19 and donated two rapid RNA extraction instruments to the FBIH Government. They also will #donate necessary #medical #supplies to #hospitals across the country, with the aim of combating the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/7wRPTglVLX
— US Embassy Sarajevo (@USEmbassySJJ) April 6, 2020
In 1993, USAID & CDC started the Field Epidemiology Training Program to train Egyptian epidemiologists & build a strong disease surveillance system. Now, run by the Ministry of Health & Population, they’re on the front lines of the #COVID19 response in Egypt. #USEgyptPartnership pic.twitter.com/wBh9S2qKS5
— USAID Egypt (@USAIDEgypt) April 4, 2020
.@StateIVLP alumna Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborti, chairperson or the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights has come up with plans to offer helpline numbers for children under stress due to the #COVID19 pandemic. Impressive work! #ExchangeAlumni pic.twitter.com/cJpyriiJrV
— US Consulate Kolkata (@USAndKolkata) April 4, 2020
We all have a common stake in our shared future. Today, our #WingedWarriors moved 18K meals to our partners in #ElSalvador. Great work — we continue to accomplish our mission while supporting the response to #COVID19. @Southcom @USEmbassySV #ProgressThroughUnity pic.twitter.com/NujIPXe6dI
— Joint Task Force-Bravo (@jtfbravo) April 5, 2020
Many of America’s most successful companies are giving money, supplies and know-how to take on the COVID-19 crisis at home and abroad.
To support #COVID19 response in Ethiopia, the U.S. is embedding infectious disease experts in national & regional emergency operations centers in Addis Ababa + 9 regions to train health workers & medical staff in handling coronavirus cases to keep themselves and patients safe. pic.twitter.com/NeBoFKnoB8
— USAID Ethiopia (@USAIDEthiopia) April 3, 2020
See video (https://t.co/A6wVIk2Nvi) on new mobile hospital in Bombo #Uganda that can transport, isolate, & treat #COVID19 patients. The U.S. government provided this hospital to Uganda through the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) program. @USAfricaCommand
— U.S. Mission Uganda (@usmissionuganda) April 3, 2020
— U.S. Consulate General Erbil (@USConGenErbil) April 2, 2020
The strong partnership between the U.S. and the Ghana Armed Forces is at the forefront of combating COVID-19. The #GAF is deploying one state of the art Level II Field Hospital from two that Amb. Sullivan handed over Feb 4 on behalf of the U.S. Govt. https://t.co/NBRPBNVxnQ pic.twitter.com/J4BOtzLrUl
— US Embassy Ghana (@USEmbassyGhana) April 2, 2020
— American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (@AmChamMalaysia) April 2, 2020
Small businesses across America are part of a nationwide mobilization against COVID-19. Producers of everything from athletic gear to boat covers and whiskey have shifted production to making masks, face shields and hand sanitizer to slow the spread of the disease.
Two U.S. Navy hospital ships, familiar to many people they’ve helped in other countries, are taking on civilian patients while docked in Los Angeles and New York. It’s part of the government’s “whole-of-America approach” to fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
American brands are supporting Polish paramedics, doctors, and nurses fighting #COVID19 and saving Polish lives. #KFC, #PizzaHut, #BurgerKing and #Starbucks have already donated over 10,000 meals to support Polish healthcare workers who are working around the clock. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/G2VeA9uhIh
— Georgette Mosbacher (@USAmbPoland) April 1, 2020
.@USAIDAsia is partnering w/ @ifrc Thailand & @ThaiRedCross to respond to #COVID19 through a mobile app called “Phonphai.” It enables users to report locations of people at risk & those infected & need assistance.
— U.S. Embassy Bangkok (@USEmbassyBKK) April 1, 2020
— AmCham Australia (@AmChamAU) April 2, 2020
.@USAIDAsia is partnering w/ @ifrc Thailand & @ThaiRedCross to respond to #COVID19 through a mobile app called “Phonphai.” It enables users to report locations of people at risk & those infected & need assistance.
— U.S. Embassy Bangkok (@USEmbassyBKK) April 1, 2020
— Dr. Stephen M. Hahn (@SteveFDA) April 1, 2020
DYK that the U.S. government, through @CDCKenya, supported @MOH_Kenya in establishing the National Influenza Center? We are thankful this lab is conducting testing around the clock to detect #COVID19. #KomeshaCorona 🇰🇪🇺🇸 #USAMarafiki @USAmbKenya @USEmbassyKenya https://t.co/uuRyzABYBQ
— CDC Kenya (@CDCKenya) March 31, 2020
U.S.-Belgian cooperation in action! Working w/ @JanssenBelgium, @JNJNews will begin human testing of its experimental #COVID19 vaccine in September for possible emergency rollout in early 2021. @HHSGov & @KU_Leuven’s Rega Institute for Medical Research are also participating. https://t.co/On34q1FBdQ
— US Embassy Brussels (@usembbrussels) March 31, 2020
American Corners throughout #Portugal are using their U.S.-government-funded, 3D printers to produce medical visors to combat #COVID19. Thank you @FCTNOVA, #UofAzores, and @istecnico for being great partners! #AllTogether #AlliesinAction #SidebySide @statedeptspox @SecPompeo pic.twitter.com/20Yq78vMx1
— Ambassador George E. Glass (@USAmbPortugal) March 30, 2020
Amidst this pandemic, #ExchangeAlumni work to make global health guidance accessible to all. #YoungPacificLeaders alumnus Krishneer Sen uses sign language to translate the #Fiji Prime Minister’s #COVID19 messaging for the deaf community. #AccessForAll
— Marie Royce (@ECA_AS) March 30, 2020
We have an amazing @USEmbPhnomPenh asset in our Naval Medical Research Center (NAMRU-2) experts, working hand-in-hand with local health authorities to fight disease in #Cambodia, including COVID-19. These dedicated doctors & scientists are on the frontlines against the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/ejCOeoPPfO
— Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy (@USAmbCambodia) March 27, 2020
The U.S. private sector is ramping up its efforts against COVID-19 while the U.S. is making the world’s most advanced supercomputers available to scientists around the world to help with the fight.
— U.S. Embassy Singapore (@RedWhiteBlueDot) March 26, 2020
An American and a French scientist who met through the J. William Fulbright international exchange program are part of a worldwide hunt to find existing drugs that can be used to treat COVID-19.
.@USArmy supporting our Italian allies in a battle against #COVID19. The 405th AFSB @USAGItaly is packaging beds, mattresses, stretchers, IV poles, wheelchairs & linens for Humanitarian Assistance Program to the Lombardy region @US_EUCOM @ambasciatausa @21stTSC @ArmyMateriel pic.twitter.com/X0WSHTD90Q
— U.S. Army Europe (@USArmyEurope) March 24, 2020
(1/3) The U.S. government, through @USAID, is providing MNT3.3 billion ($1.2 million) to support the Government of Mongolia in its response to COVID-19 in the country. https://t.co/XxytsL3JNZ #COVID19 @usembmongolia @USAIDGH pic.twitter.com/OP2RYjetC6
— USAID Mongolia (@usaid_mongolia) March 24, 2020
Allies and partners are critical as we work to #stopthespread and address the challenges of #COVID19. @StateDept is proud to work with our Italian friends and @US_EUCOM to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. https://t.co/VAQ2avkTwn
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) March 23, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Melinda J. Roth loads medical supplies to be transported to Italy onto an aircraft at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on March 20. (Video: U.S. Air Force/Master Sergeant Roidan Carlson)
— International Atomic Energy Agency (@iaeaorg) March 23, 2020
Le #LaveLesMainsChallenge est lancé – voici ma contribution! Ensemble nous arrêterons ce virus! Merci, @AleshOfficiel #Tosungana #CoronaNestPasBon #safehandschallenge @DrTedros @OMSRDCONGO @MinSanteRDC pic.twitter.com/eVGtVLqON7
— Mike “Nzita” Hammer (@USAmbDRC) March 20, 2020
Global cooperation is key to tackling #COVID19. This week’s virtual meeting, chaired by 🇺🇸 @US_FDA and 🇪🇺 @EMA_News, convened delegates from 17 countries, as well as representatives from @EU_Commission and @WHO, to work towards a common goal: developing a vaccine for the virus. https://t.co/9SNj51sOPj
— U.S. Mission to the EU (@US2EU) March 20, 2020
McDonald’s Philippines, majority owned and operated by Dr. George T. Yang, has announced the release of a P500M response fund to enable the company to provide assistance for its employees and the community it serves. pic.twitter.com/dBwBlLbcV4
— McDo Philippines (@McDo_PH) March 20, 2020
Preparedness & Prevention—NOT Panic—are the best ways to counter #COVID19 spread. This is why @USAID has committed an additional $1.8M to educate communities on COVID prevention & support @mohpnep’s & @WHO’s preparedness and response activities in #Nepal. #CloseWhereItCounts pic.twitter.com/CWCNfGJW0n
— Ambassador Randy Berry (@USAmbNepal) March 19, 2020
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Agradezco a todas las empresas estadounidenses que han donado alimentos y productos para las personas que se encuentran en cuarentena. 👏 pic.twitter.com/SC4ZeO7xb8
— Embajador Ronald Johnson (@USAmbSV) March 17, 2020
The U.S. is committing $37M-the first tranche of up to $100M-for countries affected by coronavirus or at high risk of its spread. In Bangladesh, @USAID_BD has mobilized $2.5M for the country’s coronavirus readiness and response. Read the press release here:https://t.co/tctkQECVsc pic.twitter.com/hhnmOHKk8h
— U.S. Embassy Dhaka (@usembassydhaka) March 12, 2020
The United States in February pledged to spend up to $100 million to combat the coronavirus disease COVID-19 overseas.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent hundreds of coronavirus test kits around the world and plans to send thousands more.
U.S. groups have sent medical supplies to help people responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China.