The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is announcing additional funding of $ 4 million in COVID-19 emergency assistance for Botswana. This additional aid from the historic American Rescue Plan Act builds on more than $ 8.4 million in COVID-19 assistance in Botswana since the onset of the pandemic. This assistance helps the government of Botswana to strengthen infection prevention and control in communities and health facilities, establish vaccination sites, strengthen surveillance at border posts, provide support to isolation facilities for patients with COVID-19 and to support the planning efforts of the Government of Botswana.
“We will continue to do all we can – whether through our vaccine donations or through US funding for global health – to build a safer and more secure world from the threat of infectious disease,” the US ambassador said. Cloud.
This additional $ 4 million will continue to support the Government of Botswana’s immunization efforts by strengthening supply chains, immunization sites, community promotion and education, and infection prevention and control. It will also support the Department of Health and Wellness Home Isolation Strategy.
These efforts build on decades of American leadership in the fight against global health crises. Over the past 60 years, the US government has saved millions of lives around the world from diseases such as Ebola, HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and now COVID-19.
Diseases know no borders. The United States is committed to partnering with Botswana to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and rebuild a world better prepared for future epidemics.
For more information on COVID-19 support from the United States, see our COVID-19 Assistance Fact Sheet.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the United States Embassy in Botswana.