US to donate $2.7M for PH Covid-19 fight

US to donate $2.7M for PH Covid-19 fight

Traditional ally the United States of America (USA) has committed to help the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or Covid-19.

US has committed $2.7 million or over P 139 million to support the Department of Health (DOH) in the latter’s war against the coronavirus.

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This Tuesday, the US Embassy in Manila announced that the assistance would be coursed through the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
“The assistance will be rapidly implemented through USAID’s on-the-ground partners who have been supporting the Philippine Department of Health to strengthen its systems,” Embassy press attaché Heather Fabrikant told media
Fabrikant explains that the assistance would be focused on infection control as well as establishing and implementing infectious disease threat prevention and response strategies.
The funding would also strengthen specimen transport systems and laboratory capacity to accurately and rapidly detect cases.

Also, it will also address the frontliners in this crisis- the healthworkers as well as patients- ensuring that there availability of hygiene products, masks, waste management supplies, and other necessary commodities are available, delivered, and managed appropriately.

“In addition to this emergency aid, the United States works in close partnership with the Philippine government on health projects valued at more than PHP14.6 billion to improve the health of underserved Filipinos,” Fabrikant said.

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