This rolling collection of photos, tweets and articles offers a snapshot of the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide. We will update this frequently.
President @realDonaldTrump: We will distribute a vaccine, we will DEFEAT the virus, we will END the pandemic, and we will enter a new era of unprecedented prosperity, cooperation and peace. #UNGA75 pic.twitter.com/UHKB2juLS3
— US Embassy, Armenia (@usembarmenia) September 24, 2020
— USAID (@USAID) September 23, 2020
Committed to support our partners against #COVID-19, @usaid_india & @BhutanFdn delivered 200,000 non-medical face masks to Bhutan Govt. Produced by the Bhutanese people for the Bhutanese people with support from the American people. #AmericaActs https://t.co/xfhaCBG030
— USAID India (@usaid_india) September 22, 2020
U.S. leadership in vaccine development and infectious disease treatment is vital in efforts to combat COVID-19 worldwide. U.S. research is responsible for vaccines that protect the world’s citizens from yellow fever, measles and polio. Lessons learned from these U.S. scientific breakthroughs are helping efforts to rapidly develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19.
Conflict forced Ahmed to close his 🥕🥦🍅 stand, but he's back in business with support from @USAID partner @mercycorps. We’re providing assistance to vulnerable Iraqis impacted by conflict & #COVID19 that enables them to buy critical necessities & provide for their families. pic.twitter.com/HBU5GHeS7x
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) September 21, 2020
This #WorldPatientSafetyDay, USAID is speaking up for health worker safety: Infection prevention practices save health workers’ lives! That’s why our multi-country COVID19 response equipped 30,000 health workers with critical skills: https://t.co/6dM1BLZX4G @MTaPS_Program pic.twitter.com/wCoj4FjhQV
— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) September 17, 2020
On #WorldPatientSafetyDay, we extend gratitude to the government of Jordan and Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association for their crucial work through USAID’s @LHSSproject to ensure safety for patients and health workers in the #COVID19 response. @PHA_Jordan pic.twitter.com/JbzwlSRIvj
— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) September 17, 2020
Today the U.S. Mission to Uganda announces additional #COVID19 assistance for refugees and Ugandan host communities, including funding for food, and improving access to water, sanitation, & hygiene. #HandInHandWithUganda Read the full press release here>>> https://t.co/qXqRgJBMcN pic.twitter.com/nUhnmAUwjV
— U.S. Mission Uganda (@usmissionuganda) September 16, 2020
US and Thai scientists at #AFRIMS have done groundbreaking research to combat malaria, dengue, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases. #AFRIMS, @armypr_news and @ChulalongkornU are collaborating on the development of vaccines against SARS-CoV2. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/fZlbBjYpFi
— Ambassador Michael G. DeSombre (@USAmbThailand) September 15, 2020
Hapsatou is #CultivatingHope & boosting the nutrition of her community in Senegal so families, especially kids, can combat preventable illnesses & malnutrition. When COVID-19 hit, she led her village to stop the spread of the virus: https://t.co/IHeWIRUGe2 #EndHunger pic.twitter.com/gltAO8GLxn
— USAID (@USAID) September 14, 2020
— USAID (@USAID) September 11, 2020
The U.S. Department of State has provided $350 million to help migrants and refugees as part of the international COVID-19 response in countries around the world.
The University of Minnesota, the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbia University are among the schools at which scientists are studying ways to lower viral transmission indoors. For instance, they are testing the efficacy of ultraviolet light to destroy viruses without harming humans on airplanes and in schools, hospitals and other settings.
The final stage of testing is underway in the United States on three potential vaccines for COVID-19, a major step toward delivering a safe, effective vaccine to the world in record time.
#ICYMI: Last week, #SOUTHCOM's Humanitarian Assistance Program donated 2 mobile hospitals to #DominicanRepublic, on behalf of the U.S., to assist the country's #COVID19 response. Each mobile hospital can accommodate up to 40 patient beds. https://t.co/bFcJPCpr05
— U.S. Southern Command (@Southcom) September 8, 2020
— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) September 7, 2020
— USAID Central Asia (@USAIDCtrAsia) September 3, 2020
In #Uganda, trainers like Jackson from @USAID partner @FondazioneAVSI adapt jobs training programs to include messages on handwashing & social distancing- helping keep participants healthy & hopeful during #COVID19 while learning new skills. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/Lk6EoZ5yMb
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) September 2, 2020
— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) September 1, 2020
Over the last 20 years, the United States has provided more than $1 billion in health assistance to Indonesia. Our donation of 500 additional #MadeInUSA ventilators builds on our decades-long partnership as we fight #COVID19 together. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/nqdoAoLDzt
— JBarsaUSAID (@JBarsaUSAID) August 31, 2020
💻 On-line system to manage covid-19 test results
🥋🎽New large apparel factory in south #Kyrgyzstan
— U.S. Embassy Bishkek (@USEmbassyKG) August 27, 2020
The U.S. is proud to have delivered 2268 ventilators to date to our partners in the Western Hemisphere.
We continue to support the region to combat COVID-19 and remain focused on our work to expand prosperity, security, and democracy for all. pic.twitter.com/hxdqCSazmt
— Michael G. Kozak (@WHAAsstSecty) August 26, 2020
#DCMBurger meets with Governor @ghatzimarkos to discuss the important geographic position of the South Aegean Region, #COVID19 preparedness in vulnerable communities aided by US migrant and refugee assistance to Greece of nearly $4.7 million, and @USNavy and military support. pic.twitter.com/zRaIu8Fv5C
— U.S. Embassy Athens (@USEmbassyAthens) August 25, 2020
Poor nutrition + #COVID19 = bad news for vulnerable kids in northern #Kenya. To help fight #COVID19, @USAID partners @mercycorps & @CatholicRelief are providing 225 handwashing stations 💧🤲 & 10,000 litres of soap 🧼 through the Nawiri nutrition program. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/OZIiBZOAF1
— USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) August 24, 2020
.@StateDept: The St. Dep. is launching a multi-million $ fund for organizations and partner governments to fight human trafficking during COVID-19. The U.S. is committed to helping victims of trafficking get the help they need. For more information visit: https://t.co/adoIvGtHXE. pic.twitter.com/JRGGkuUG5c
— US Embassy, Armenia (@usembarmenia) August 20, 2020
50 brand-new, U.S.-manufactured ventilators have been donated to our friends in the Pacific Islands!
✔️ 30 have arrived in Fiji
✔️ 10 in Nauru
✔️ 10 are on the way to Kiribati.
— USAID (@USAID) August 19, 2020
Meet Hauwa Abdu Garba. She works for USAID partner @IMC_Worldwide leading a network of hundreds of volunteers in NE Nigeria. To save lives, they educate people in 300 communities on how to protect themselves and their families form threats like COVID-19. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/aXH06q6tWn
— USAID (@USAID) August 18, 2020
By barge🛥️, truck🚚 & plane🛩️, we are getting humanitarian assistance to people in conflict-wracked #CentralAfricanRepublic to keep people safe and healthy as they face #COVID19. #AmericaActs @USAIDAfrica @EmbassyBangui @logcluster pic.twitter.com/jtpqiKxrd3
— USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) August 17, 2020
The United States has allocated $20.5 billion in aid to the global COVID-19 fight, including $53 million more in State Department and USAID funding. “The United States continues to lead the world in the fight against COVID-19,” Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said while announcing the latest humanitarian and economic assistance.
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.@USAID is coordinating with other U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, the donor community, foundations, the private sector, and others to ensure effective and streamlined support to the global effort to combat COVID-19. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/GjW6QzaMmT
— USAID Asia (@USAIDAsia) August 13, 2020
When Peter Tsai invented the material that made the N95 mask possible, he never expected it would save millions of lives decades later. Now the mask — which can trap viruses and bacteria — is used by first responders, medical professionals and at-risk people around the world. “My invention is just an ordinary invention in an extraordinary time,” Tsai said.
Earlier this week we delivered 50 #MadeinAmerica ventilators to Mozambique.
USAID has been partnering with Mozambique for over 35 years to improve the lives & health of its people and we will continue to work together to defeat COVID-19. #AmericanActs pic.twitter.com/8WKbgmHWdD
— USAID (@USAID) August 12, 2020
By funding training for health workers and providing resources to hospitals, USAID’s global health investments put the world in a stronger position as COVID-19 emerged. Meet six health care workers around the world who received support from USAID and are now on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
— USAID/Nigeria (@USAIDNigeria) August 11, 2020
To fight #COVID19 in #Somalia, @USAID is supporting @WFP_UNHAS, the humanitarian logistics & 🛩️ air transport provider, to deliver aid workers & life-saving medicine 💊💊, health ⚕️ & sanitation 🚰 supplies where they’re needed. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/rPBTf25NkY
— USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) August 10, 2020
.@USAID works with village health teams to support breastfeeding women in the homes and in work places, balancing their needs with proper social distancing protocols and ensuring that they continue breastfeeding even in times of crisis. #HandInHandWithUganda pic.twitter.com/ms7fXARdgl
— U.S. Mission Uganda (@usmissionuganda) August 6, 2020
I appreciate the delivery of 250 state-of-the-art ventilators and other critical care equipment by the #USGovernment to assist Ethiopia with our #COVID19 response. The delivery of these items is timely as we experience an upward surge in positive cases. pic.twitter.com/nQedH4Am0T
— Abiy Ahmed Ali 🇪🇹 (@AbiyAhmedAli) August 5, 2020
America, along with the rest of the world, is working swiftly to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. Despite the efforts to work quickly, safety remains the top priority of researchers in the U.S.
— U.S. Embassy Senegal (@usembassydakar) August 4, 2020
#ICYMI: new fact sheet! America is leading the world’s response to COVID-19 with $20.5 billion allocated from across the USG for the international response, including commitments to the development of vaccines, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. https://t.co/MYOMWjLzwZ
— U.S. Foreign Assistance (@USForeignAssist) August 3, 2020
The U.S. is a proud partner with the Government of Pakistan to help stem the tide of this deadly pandemic and these ventilators will help with that fight," said #AmbJones while handing over 100 U.S.-made ventilators to @ndmapk today. #USPAK #USinPAK. https://t.co/Tb4c16S2YN pic.twitter.com/3Nbxjb6ON5
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) July 30, 2020
In response to economic shocks of the #COVID19 crisis, U.S. partner @IOMBangladesh created a program that helps vulnerable #Bangladeshis stay safe – and make an income! Their homemade cloth masks 😷are purchased to help other community members & public servants 🧑🚒👮! #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/PtwQ9IC1m9
— USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) July 29, 2020
When a global health crisis arises, #AmericaActs. @USAIDCtrAsia have partnered with the Government of Kazakhstan to support large-scale #COVID19 testing and improve case management of infected patients. pic.twitter.com/t0WWj5biu2
— USAID (@USAID) July 29, 2020
UPDATE – Ventilator donasi AS telah diserahkan kepada @KemenkesRI #Indonesia. Pada acara serah terima di @Kemlu_RI pada hari ini, @Menlu_RI mengatakan: “Respons bersama jadi kunci untuk atasi tantangan global dengan skala ini.” #BersatuLawanCOVID19 #AmericaActs 📷 @Kemlu_RI pic.twitter.com/dcDQttnLv3
— USAID Indonesia (@usaidindonesia) July 28, 2020
💧 40,000 people with emergency water, latrines & handwashing👐 services
ℹ️ nearly 1 million people w/info on how to prevent the spread of disease. pic.twitter.com/UWWmvWrKll
— USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) July 27, 2020
The U.S. government is providing financial assistance and technical support to multiple Caribbean nations fighting COVID-19. Help ranges from distribution of medical and protective equipment to support for programs in which young leaders engage students while schools are closed.
.@usaid_manila supports @DOHgovph in developing and implementing an innovative e-training hub to equip Filipino health care workers in critical response areas with the necessary skills to manage COVID-19 cases. #FriendsPartnersAllies #COVID19PH https://t.co/4KWABBxLlu pic.twitter.com/483aQ5eCmi
— U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) July 23, 2020
Artificial intelligence is becoming a powerful tool for tracking and treating COVID-19 in the U.S. and abroad. Several U.S. institutions are developing new AI technology or using current technology to monitor and treat the new coronavirus.
U.S. businesses have donated at least $40 million to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the fight against COVID-19.
#COVID19 is an emergency of unprecedented scale for global education. To match this challenge, @USAID and @LEGOfoundation just announced $1.5 MILLION to support @INEEtweets in its comprehensive response to the pandemic. #AmericaActs https://t.co/9pEZr2D0Yw pic.twitter.com/sNlg6OsfdC
— JBarsaUSAID (@JBarsaUSAID) July 22, 2020
Infectious disease experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are helping Latin American medics to fight COVID-19 with interactive webinars.
Arriving soon! @USAIDIndonesia on behalf of U.S. Govt @USEmbassyJkt, is proud to provide #Indonesia w/ ventilators to complement Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to make the best of care urgently available to those in need. #AmericaActs #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/PLXTa0EvBY
— USAID Indonesia (@usaidindonesia) July 21, 2020
Great to be back in London to reaffirm the #SpecialRelationship we share with our closest ally. Looking forward to meeting with @BorisJohnson and @DominicRaab as we tackle our most pressing global issues in combating COVID-19 and addressing our shared security challenges. pic.twitter.com/cskYXsWFGE
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 20, 2020
The USG is an engaged global partner in the fight against COVID-19! Our latest commitment of more than $208 million in assistance brings our total contribution to $1.5 billion since the outbreak began. Learn more: https://t.co/0GZzW0ybDC pic.twitter.com/7ZjEGpUpr4
— U.S. Embassy Seoul (@USEmbassySeoul) July 16, 2020
#DoYouKnow: The 100 brand-new ventilators that the #US donated to #India in June have been successfully installed at 8 #AIIMS hospitals in the service of those severely affected by #COVID19. Training was also provided to staff to use these state-of-the-art machines. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/MgpF6UvNqV
— USAID India (@usaid_india) July 14, 2020
Like many people living with HIV in East Africa, Christine, was stranded w/out medication due to #COVID19 travel restrictions. A quick call to her @USAID supported health care provider ensured her medication was replenished. https://t.co/dAJUxe5VMo @USAIDGH pic.twitter.com/EAd4jrjdua
— USAID East Africa (@USAIDEastAfrica) July 13, 2020
We continue to celebrate Philippine-American Friendship Day by featuring U.S. companies’ efforts to support the Philippines in the fight against COVID-19.
— U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) July 10, 2020
In response to #COVID19, @USAID upgraded #Kyrgyzstan's lab systems to provide rapid and accurate information to healthcare workers. The upgrades are installed in all 12 of the country's labs that test for COVID-19. @USAIDKG #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/zP6X3PTZYI
— USAID Asia Bureau (@USAIDAsiaHQ) July 9, 2020
Defeating #COVID19 means fighting the pandemic at home and abroad. The @StateDept and @USAID have invested $1.3 billion to date, building on decades of leadership — nearly $140 billion in global health assistance alone over the last 20 years. #ForeignAssistanceImpact #TipTuesday pic.twitter.com/POYQGQZ35V
— U.S. Foreign Assistance (@USForeignAssist) July 7, 2020
— U.S. Mission to KSA (@USAinKSA) July 6, 2020
EEUU se enorgullece de entregar 50 ventiladores a @Salud_Ec enviados por @USAID. Hasta la fecha hemos proporcionado más de $14 millones para la respuesta a la pandemia en Ecuador. ¡Nos solidarizamos con los ecuatorianos mientras luchamos juntos contra el #COVID19!#EstamosUnidosEC pic.twitter.com/HzyyCTTQif
— US Embassy Ecuador (@USembassyEC) July 5, 2020
— US Embassy Ljubljana (@USEmbassySLO) July 2, 2020
Esta madrugada llegaron a Colombia 200 ventiladores donados por @USAID para combatir el #Covid_19 y que distribuiremos en el país. Estos implementos tienen la particularidad de ser portátiles, lo que nos permite llevarlos a zonas donde se requieran con urgencia. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/sQKGg6KAfG
— Iván Duque 🇨🇴 (@IvanDuque) July 1, 2020
A chance meeting between two NASA scientists led to the development of a ventilator prototype to help patients suffering from COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the VITAL prototype, and after receiving more than 100 applications, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make the new ventilators.
.@usaid_manila has collaborated with the @BangsamoroGovt and @MOHBARMM to establish a reliable and safe COVID-19 specimen transport system. By increasing access to quality testing, @USAID is helping to reduce the spread of the pandemic. https://t.co/f7o9GKWGpL pic.twitter.com/ijoVxG3sOk
— U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) June 30, 2020
— USAID (@USAID) June 29, 2020
Estos ventiladores son una herramienta esencial para tratar a pacientes en estado crítico. Este equipo valorado en aprox. $638,000, le ayudará a Honduras en su lucha contra el #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/AVuMUYqlBH
— U.S. Embassy Honduras (@usembassyhn) June 26, 2020
The United States has donated $1.16 billion more to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases worldwide. Gavi helps vaccinate nearly half the world’s most vulnerable children. The donation helps build the infrastructure and programs that will be needed for future COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
The U.S. stands with Brazil in their fight against #COVID19.
— Michael G. Kozak (@WHAAsstSecty) June 25, 2020
The U.S. partnership with Mexico and Central America continues to encourage a strong COVID-19 response and a brighter economic future for all countries. Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has provided more than $22 million to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico to fight the disease.
A new online tool can estimate how long the virus that causes COVID-19 will survive on surfaces. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security designed the tool to help officials and business owners, in consultation with health professionals, make decisions on reopening facilities.
Today, 250 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators arrived safely in Peru. This @USAID donation is another example of American generosity as the United States battles COVID-19 at home and around the world. pic.twitter.com/zQ9vflyZuH
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) June 23, 2020
Throughout history, when the planet has faced crises, America always has acted boldly to save lives and sustain and strengthen a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. Our COVID-19 response has been no different. See how #AmericaActs: https://t.co/zPxlm2aFha
— JBarsaUSAID (@JBarsaUSAID) June 23, 2020
— U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan (@USembassyKAZ) June 22, 2020
Many U.S. colleges and universities have stepped up to support international students during Covid-19 by offering remote tutoring and counseling services. Learn more about what it's like to be an international student currently studying in the U.S.. ➡️ https://t.co/RFdMYntWTj pic.twitter.com/p9nnifQAfy
— EducationUSAIndia (@EdUSA_India) June 22, 2020
For more than half a century, the U.S. has been the world’s largest contributor to #globalhealth security and humanitarian assistance, investing more than $140 BILLION. Now, we are assisting and responding to #COVID19. #AmericaActs @JBarsaUSAID pic.twitter.com/Yo33XVnluj
— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) June 18, 2020
.@USAID humanitarian assistance to support #COVID19 efforts includes a new program in #Bangladesh to provide emergency food assistance to 500,000 urban poor communities living in Dhaka, as well as help connect local farmers to markets. 📷: WFP #WorldRefugeeDay #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/6szXr9bQyn
— USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) June 18, 2020
The U.S. Government, through @USAIDAlbania, has obligated an additional $346,000 to support #Albania's response to the pandemic. These funds were previously announced as part of the over $11 billion commitment by the U.S. Government to respond to #COVID19 across the world. pic.twitter.com/fJRVbJ9yf7
— USEmbassyTirana (@USEmbassyTirana) June 17, 2020
We delivered the first 100 high-quality, U.S. produced ventilators today to the Indian Red Cross. This life saving equipment will be deployed to help those affected by #COVID19. Thank you to partners @MEAIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @usaid_india @IndianRedCross @MedicalZoll! 🇺🇸🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Dpw5n69pMl
— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) June 16, 2020
The U.S. government has committed more than US$305 million (S$425 million) in coronavirus relief support for our Asian and Pacific partners, as part of the more than US$10 billion the American people have provided that will benefit the global COVID-19 response. pic.twitter.com/sb63o1lpuK
— Rafik Mansour (@USAmbSG) June 15, 2020
Information saves lives📢 That’s why @USAID is teaming up with @Unicefniger to help educate communities about #COVID19 in #Niger, where 6 out of 8 regions are affected. We are helping to mobilize town criers, traditional and religious leaders, and youth to get the word out. pic.twitter.com/YvCCB49aBZ
— USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) June 14, 2020
We're providing an additional $12 million to the Pacific Islands region, totaling $24.2 million to help stop the spread of #COVID19.
— USAID (@USAID) June 11, 2020
So far, there are 144 trials of potential drug therapies for COVID-19 underway in the United States, and another 457 trials are being planned. The treatment of the first confirmed patient in the U.S., “patient one,” provided insight for some of those trials.
Some potential good news from Belgium’s Janssen Pharmaceutica, a subsidiary of the American health company Johnson & Johnson. Janssen is set to start testing a potential #COVID19 vaccine on people beginning next month.https://t.co/PtZnaKc2QD
— US Embassy Brussels (@usembbrussels) June 11, 2020
Hungry and malnourished people are more likely to succumb to infectious diseases.
— USAID/Food for Peace (@USAIDFFP) June 9, 2020
Since #COVID19 outbreak began, the @StateDept & @USAID have provided almost $400 million throughout #Africa, & that’s devoted to emergency health, humanitarian, economic, & development assistance specifically aimed at fighting the pandemic. https://t.co/aU0YB4PYro pic.twitter.com/Mhd4xZRW2X
— US Mission to the AU (@US_AU) June 9, 2020
International relief organizations based in the United States are protecting the world’s most vulnerable people from COVID-19. U.S. donors have given more than $4.3 billion to COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide.
The U.S. Government through @USAID handed over essential reagents for #COVID19 testing to #Uzbekistan. Accurate and timely testing is a key building block of an effective response to COVID-19. https://t.co/4mn23aMn2t pic.twitter.com/F0stUYIy26
— USAID Central Asia (@USAIDCtrAsia) June 8, 2020
The US government, through @USAIDCtrAsia and @AKF_Global are providing $2.6 million in assistance to combat COVID-19 in #Tajikistan, which will improve care for patients, create employment opportunities, provide food support, and educate communities about #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/j8HADSjZHm
— U.S. Embassy Dushanbe (@USEmbDushanbe) June 5, 2020
Meet Rebecca! She said the coronavirus has come at a time when the drought was already affecting her family. Now life for them is even more difficult. Find out how @USAID is helping Rebecca & over 1.8 million other Zimbabweans cope during #COVID19 https://t.co/wuGsuiINjH
— USAID (@USAID) June 3, 2020
A @PEPFAR funded HIV Electronic Health Record system now helps prevent COVID-19’s spread in Zimbabwe with @CDCgov & @ICAP support at 7 ports of entry by registering, monitoring, and tracing returning residents and visitors. @CDCgov and @ICAP work with @MOHCC to combat COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/Gmt62DF34D
— U.S. Embassy Harare (@usembassyharare) June 3, 2020
#American donors of all major religious communities are setting up emergency hospitals, transporting meals, and supporting small businesses around the world to help countries respond to the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/P8No0VsrHk pic.twitter.com/iuPu2kIssp
— U.S. in Holy See (@USinHolySee) June 3, 2020
Journalists must play a role in stopping stigma on victims of COVID-19. May 28, an American media expert led virtual training for Cameroonian journalists, providing advice and techniques to stop stigma on pandemic victims and inform communities about the impact of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/MK71dSPwne
— U.S. Embassy Yaounde (@USEmbYaounde) June 2, 2020
.@CDCgov Ethiopia is working closely with @FMoHealth, @EPHIEthiopia, & other public health partners to ensure the people of Ethiopia have access to better diagnostic services to protect them from #COVID19 & help prevent the further spread of the virus. https://t.co/y1AaEqKbSa pic.twitter.com/BmGvJdxdGA
— US Mission to the AU (@US_AU) June 1, 2020
More than just funds: @USAID delivers training, health systems strengthening, and life-saving medications.
As the world’s largest provider of bilateral assistance in global health for decades, the U.S. puts countries in a better position to respond to outbreaks like #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/Zw88Id1OUD
— USAID SouthernAfrica (@USAID_SAfrica) June 1, 2020
— 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 (@USEmbassyAbuja) 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/OFDA (@theOFDA) 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
For U.S. worldwide efforts in February through April, beginning with U.S. groups sending medical supplies to China, please visit “The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [first 3 months].”