Covid-19: Provides US $ 173mn in addition to supporting Bangladesh efforts

BANGLADESH, June 15 - The US government has provided more than 3 173 million new grants (COVID-19) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of the Bangladesh government's efforts to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus.


This includes strengthening a new food aid program and development program for 100,000 urban poor living in low-income areas of Kaaka and the recovery of Co-cod-19 in Bangladesh.

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller announced the new funding at a virtual event on Monday.

Since the spread of COVID-19, the US government has committed more than $ 1 billion to emergency health, humanitarian, financial, and development assistance from the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Governments, international organizations. And non-governmental organizations (NGOs) fight the epidemic.

This money saves lives by improving public health education; Protecting health facilities; According to the US Embassy, ​​laboratory, disease monitoring, and rapid response capabilities are growing in more than 120 countries.

In Bangladesh alone, the US government has provided approximately 37 million dollars to support COVID-19 response efforts through USID.

Last batch of newly recruited Bangladeshi doctors participating in joint recruitment - Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), two days, in-person training, recent initiatives with Covid-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and case management, and US government funding and cooperation Example.

The training, implemented by the International NGO Management Sciences for Health, allows participating physicians and nurses to effectively treat infected individuals while helping to protect themselves and reduce the spread of the virus.

At the end of this week's course, 1,000 new doctors will participate in the two-day training.

They train 3,000 newly recruited nurses and other health care practitioners in their respective hospitals.

Among the new funds announced at today’s event is $ 17 million in health and humanitarian assistance to help Bangladesh respond to COVID-19.

The new assistance will help to provide cash-based transfers of food to 100,000 urban poor living in the low-income areas of Kalyanpur and Satta Bolles, and to re-establish the link between markets and local agricultural production, as well as supply chains. . .

This new round of assistance extends support for community surveillance, infection prevention and control activities, training of heroic frontline responders, and increased knowledge and myths about the disease.

In addition, USID will launch new operations to improve case management and supply local medicine to others and others to strengthen regulatory and quality standards for local production of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and export worldwide. Helps people find employment and benefit Bangladeshis. Economy.

Speaking at the virtual event, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller said the US is proud to provide financial and technical assistance to Bangladesh's COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts.

"I am particularly pleased that our new USAID funds will provide life-saving food assistance to thousands of needy urban dwellers in Kaaka. Another way we are partnering with Bangladesh is to address the impact of COVID-19 Huh."

In addition to supporting the COVID-19 and humanitarian response efforts, on May 3, USAID Mission Director Derrick Brown signed a bilateral agreement with the Bangladesh Government to support development efforts of more than $ 156 million in the country.

These activities will help Bangladesh face development challenges, including the impact of COVID-19, which threatens to undermine its economic viability and stability, and they will strengthen strong partnerships between our two countries. Let us give an example.

At the event, USAID Mission Director Brown said, "I am proud to be a long-standing partner of USAID Bangladesh and help Bangladesh achieve its goal of becoming a high-middle income country by 2031."

The US government has provided over $ 7 billion in development aid to Bangladesh since 1971 through USID.

In 2019, USAID introduced the people of Bangladesh through expanding food security and economic opportunities, improving health and education, promoting democratic institutions and practices, protecting the environment, and increasing resilience to climate change. 200 million to improve his life.

In addition to USAID support, the US government provides other critical resources and assistance to Bangladesh to respond to the pandemic, including technical assistance and other assistance by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Team in Paka, and support to customs officials to ensure the country's food supply and all people living in Bangladesh, Police and emergency services have risked their lives.

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