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.
NEWS: @HumanitarianGC– supported by @USAID @FCDOGovUK & @DutchMFA– is awarding $4.5M to @SyriaCivilDef, @TranslatorsWB/@hotosm/ @NeedsList4Good, @TranslatorsWB & Murmurate to support new innovations that transform humanitarian aid in the wake of COVID-19. https://t.co/vEkURxjXft
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) January 13, 2021
💡DYK During the first few months of the pandemic, 3.5 of the 5 billions emergency funds allocated by government research organizations to discover more about #COVID19 were coming from North America. Learn more👇 https://t.co/6b78UWsOMv
— United States @ OECD (@USOECD) January 13, 2021
Here’s how the @USAID and @UKAidDirect funded ACCELERE! project in DRC launched “Lecture pour la vie,” a local language interactive audio instruction radio pilot program in response to #COVID19 school closures. @Chemonics https://t.co/Uzfzgntxl2 #DistanceLearning pic.twitter.com/DLsCynX1kh
— USAID Education (@USAIDEducation) January 12, 2021
Historic investments lay the groundwork for our COVID-19 response. At nearly $10 billion dollars each year, the U.S. provides nearly 40% of worldwide global assistance for health – nearly five times the next highest donor. pic.twitter.com/BmZ2pAfbCZ
— U.S. Foreign Assistance (@USForeignAssist) January 11, 2021
— USAID (@USAID) January 7, 2021
The U.S. is working with international partners to help countries around the world recover from the economic hardship wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Minnesota to Malawi, our @exchangealumni are at the forefront of helping their communities. Read about how our #ExchangeAlumni are making an impact during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://t.co/LxPRB53DrX
— Department of State (@StateDept) December 23, 2020
Cette semaine, les États-Unis ont fait un autre don de matériel médical pour soutenir la lutte contre le paludisme et la COVID-19 et renforcer la capacité du secteur de la santé à collecter et à analyser des données. pic.twitter.com/yfxUMdKT7l
— U.S. Embassy Yaounde (@USEmbYaounde) December 23, 2020
— USAID (@USAID) December 17, 2020
The U.S. is working to diversify global supply chains because, as COVID-19 has shown, if supply chains are too concentrated they can be easily disrupted.
U.S. embassies worked with Garage48 and Startup Wise Guys to host a worldwide coding event aimed at app development to address COVID-19 recovery.
The United States continues to help African nations fight COVID-19 while also helping their economies recover from the pandemic.
The U.S. @DeptofDefense and @TeamAFP V. Luna Medical Center published their second joint research study in two months as the U.S. and the Philippines continue to cooperate in addressing COVID-19. #FriendsPartnersAllies.
— U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) December 9, 2020
Dr. Yoav Mintz is a surgeon at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in #Jerusalem. With the support of @USAID, his team has developed an open-source ventilator to save #COVID19 patients in #Israel. Learn more about the hospital's research + development enabled by USAID.#AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/VtQAMlX1xH
— USAID Middle East (@USAIDMiddleEast) December 8, 2020
The U.S. government and American clothing producers have pledged to help workers in Asia recover from the economic hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEWS: @USAID has signed a new Memo of Understanding with U.S. apparel and footwear companies to help address the needs of garment industry workers who have been affected by COVID-19 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Learn more: https://t.co/90XonVbB0Y #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/PUALrSMce6
— USAID (@USAID) October 29, 2020
@USAID @WinrockIntl developed a practical learning action brief to explore the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on supply chains and workers to help anti-trafficking organizations protect workers and promote ethical supply chains effectively and creatively. https://t.co/KKiy2tlCnr pic.twitter.com/bdLIjYDA1Q
— USAID Asia (@USAIDAsia) December 3, 2020
Blood plasma donated by COVID-19 survivors in the United States is helping develop treatments to fight the disease.
We delivered 15 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to the Royal Government of Bhutan. This USAID donation is one example of how the United States battles #COVID19 at home & supports our partners around the world. #AmericaActs https://t.co/VLdF1qL5hH pic.twitter.com/uGuXyrplbO
— USAID (@USAID) November 25, 2020
In March 2020, OTI’s #NERI program set out to #StoptheSpread of #COVID19 in #Nigeria by training volunteers to educate their communities on responding to and preventing disease. #InternationalEduWeek https://t.co/Azi4oDAv2N
— USAID in Africa (@USAIDAfrica) November 23, 2020
Two U.S.-supported COVID-19 vaccine candidates appear to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19, a major step in the United States’ historic push to end the global pandemic.
A 14-year-old American student’s award-winning science project could offer insights into a potential treatment for COVID-19.
The U.S. Agency for International Development is preparing to help international partners overcome economic and humanitarian hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID’s Over the Horizon Strategic Review is a plan to help partner nations on their journey to recovery and self-reliance in a world altered by COVID-19.
Read her story: https://t.co/TmNYXlHxzw
— USAID (@USAID) November 18, 2020
USAID will continue supporting the vulnerable countries and communities in which we work and that have been increasingly impacted by #COVID19.
— USAID (@USAID) November 11, 2020
U.S. innovators have developed an antiviral drug that can be used to treat patients hospitalized with COVID-19, part of America’s wide-ranging response to the global pandemic.
La decisión de viajar ilegalmente hacia los Estados Unidos sólo arriesga tu vida y pone en peligro la salud de tu país, porque la amenaza de #COVID19 está presente.
— U.S. Embassy Honduras (@usembassyhn) November 5, 2020
Another round of #MadeInUSA ventilators from the NATO stockpile were delivered to one of our Allies, this time #Montenegro! @NATO Allies continue to stand together against the #COVID19 crisis. #WeAreNATO https://t.co/CIMhUSq6iY
— US Mission to NATO (@USNATO) November 4, 2020
Together @usaid_manila, @DOHgovph, and 28 public and private organizations launched the #BIDASolusyon campaign to empower workers to make life-saving choices during #COVID19. https://t.co/S8wnGKfgbL pic.twitter.com/hhHZXxEWu1
— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) October 29, 2020
The United States’ support for the worldwide distribution of vaccines has saved countless lives and laid the groundwork for distributing a future COVID-19 vaccine.
100 ventilators reached Bangladesh last week. These brand-new, quality machines will help to save lives as we all work together to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/rU2Kevyfdn
— USAID (@USAID) October 27, 2020
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) October 26, 2020
As people worldwide await approval of one or multiple COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., it’s important to understand how vaccines work.
100 ventilators reached Bangladesh last week. These brand-new, quality machines will help to save lives as we all work together to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/rU2Kevyfdn
— USAID (@USAID) October 27, 2020
NEWS: @usaid_india gives $5M to @Impact_Speaks’s @CovActionCollab & @WadhwaniAI to bolster efforts of like-minded organizations working on #COVID19 & use tech such as #ArtificialIntelligence to better predict outbreaks & plan accordingly. #AmericaActs https://t.co/zCtCVI4W4j pic.twitter.com/aXb1TrGoAV
— USAID India (@usaid_india) October 21, 2020
.@USAID's IMPACT-MED Alliance partnered w/ Novartis to train final-year medical students at 10 Vietnamese med schools on COVID-19 care and treatment. 700 of them were selected to help deliver care and treatment services to #COVID19 patients! @USAIDVietnam https://t.co/9ehd1xmg20 pic.twitter.com/k501zFBObR
— USAID Education (@USAIDEducation) October 21, 2020
The United States is delivering 100 American-made ventilators to Bangladesh as part of the two countries’ growing cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and other challenges. The donation builds on U.S. efforts to ensure a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region through close collaboration with partner nations.
Congratulations Anika Chebrolu! The 14-year-old #IndianAmerican student wins the 2020 #YoungScientist Challenge and $25,000 for a discovery that may help provide a potential treatment for COVID-19. #DostiUnitesUs #WomenInSTEM pic.twitter.com/ZeUSp7VE5q
— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) October 20, 2020
Oct. 15 is #GlobalHandwashingDay! @USAID promotes handwashing w/ soap around the world to strengthen public health, contain the spread of #COVID19, & improve communities' resilience & self-reliance. Learn more in @USAIDWater’s Global Waters Stories: https://t.co/Z2LaN1SDk4 pic.twitter.com/JgJ8AI1bO8
— US Mission to the AU (@US_AU) October 15, 2020
USAID communicated the importance of handwashing to prevent COVID-19 in Haiti by distributing 500,000 leaflets, 250,000 brochures, and 100,000 posters to raise awareness on infection prevention practices like #handwashing for COVID-19. https://t.co/dlfDRXek74 @USAIDHaiti
— USAID (@USAID) October 14, 2020
The 20-bed ward is designed to handle the most severe Covid-19 patients and will later be repurposed to treat patients with other respiratory illnesses. The project was constructed by #UNDP and funded by #USAID.
— U.S. Consulate General Erbil (@USConGenErbil) October 13, 2020
Working with the @WFP_Nepal and the Gov't of Nepal, we're proud to support providing meals to 150,000 families in Sudur Paschim & Karnali provinces. We stand together with Nepal & Nepalis to #beatthevirus. @USDA https://t.co/X2NGyLaBU9
— U.S. Embassy Nepal (@USEmbassyNepal) October 8, 2020
.@USAID donated 200 American-made ventilators to support the Kenyan people during their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and underscored the paramount importance of maintaining accountability and transparency with all U.S. Government assistance. https://t.co/3NsIMfZNVr pic.twitter.com/WKtiu0Yfse
— US Africa Media Hub (@AfricaMediaHub) October 7, 2020
.@USAID’s Read II program established a mobile education hotline to help parents’ and students’ homeschooling efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to volunteers for your tireless dedication. pic.twitter.com/60xcHLxS4H
— U.S. Embassy Addis (@USEmbassyAddis) October 6, 2020
With USAID support, Indonesia put a network of GeneXpert rapid diagnosis machines in place to fight TB.
— USAID (@USAID) October 5, 2020
NEWS: @usaid_india, on behalf of the U.S. Government, is contributing $1.9M to India to provide financial aid to informal sector workers & micro-enterprises that are facing economic challenges brought on by #COVID19. #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/vLwIZIbX99
— USAID India (@usaid_india) October 1, 2020
Meet Anna, a volunteer health worker in Indonesia on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. With USAID support and GeneXpert know-how, she’s helping patients get test results as fast as they can: https://t.co/qGrUlN5u3C #J2SR #AmericaActs #TBAccelerator
— USAID (@USAID) October 1, 2020
— USAID (@USAID) September 30, 2020
.@USAID_BD's PRERONA project, implemented by @CAREBdesh continues to deliver capacity building training on social distancing, safety protocols, temperature measurement and handwashing to institutions & communities amidst #COVID19 in Cox’s Bazar. https://t.co/DxeCC3FE9c pic.twitter.com/1gL3wYOU58
— U.S. Embassy Dhaka (@usembassydhaka) September 29, 2020
The United States is the world’s largest donor of foreign aid, contributing $34.6 billion in 2019. This year, the U.S. has contributed more than $20 billion to fight COVID-19 around the world.
Proud that @USAID was able to deliver #oxygen concentrators, biosecurity equipment, and other critical supplies to indigenous groups in #Bolivia. The United States is committed to helping the people of Bolivia fight #COVID19. #AmericaActs https://t.co/iqY2Jxhuy1
— JBarsaUSAID (@JBarsaUSAID) September 28, 2020
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.
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.
Vaccines need to be safe and effective to protect the public. Responsible governments are working to find a vaccine for COVID-19 using accepted scientific standards. Learn the way responsible governments will develop a vaccine in this video.
.@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
For U.S. worldwide efforts in February through May, beginning with U.S. groups sending medical supplies to China, please visit “The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [first 4 months].”