The United States will provide additional funds for Uzbekistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

22.05.2020 13:19

TASHKENT, May 22. /“Dunyo” IA/. The United States government announced an additional million in funding through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Uzbekistan as part of comprehensive response against the COVID-19 pandemic, informs “Dunyo” correspondent with reference to U.S. Embassy in Tashkent.

As mentioned in Embassy’s statement, USAID will use these additional funds to continue to strengthen the capacity of laboratories and health workers to fight and contain the spread of COVID-19.

The total direct U.S. Government contribution to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19 to .92 million, of which USAID has provided approximately .8 million.

With this and previously announced funding, the U.S. government is supporting Uzbekistan’s efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic by providing consultations and technical assistance to prevent the spread of infections inside healthcare and diagnostic facilities.

USAID programs in Uzbekistan are also helping to prepare laboratory systems for large-scale testing and improving case management of infected patients. Additionally, USAID programs are facilitating engagement with local communities, delivering accurate information to vulnerable populations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent the spread of misinformation.

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