US announces USD 25 million aid to support COVID-19 vaccination in India

The United States has announced 25 million USD assistance to India to support the COVID-19 vaccination efforts across the country.

Highlights

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced that the US government will partner with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India as well as various state governments across the country to support the vaccine supply chain logistics, to address hesitancy and misinformation and will also help in the training of healthcare workers so that they can deliver vaccines effectively and safely.
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID) will collaborate with UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI and WHO with the objective to strengthen pandemic preparedness and also to promote equitable vaccine delivery.

Previous aids received by India

Since the year 2020, USAID has allocated more than $226 million as COVID-19 relief to India. This includes more than $100 million to support India’s response to the recent second wave surge and more than $50 million has been given in emergency supplies.

 

 

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