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The United States government has reached an extraordinary milestone in the effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the world, with the donation and delivery of 200 million COVID-19 vaccines to more than 100 countries, until October 20, 2021.
President Joe biden promised that the United States will be the world’s vaccine arsenal and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plays a key role in meeting the ambitious goal of vaccinate against COVID-19 to 70% of the world’s eligible population for next year.
USAID, in coordination with the White House, other departments and agencies of the United States government, and COVAX, the global vaccine access initiative, continues to help deliver safe and effective vaccines around the world.
These 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine helped bring health and hope to millions of people, but that work continues.
To end the coronavirus pandemic and prevent the emergence of new variants, as well as future outbreaks within the United States, we must continue to help vaccinate the world, said Samantha power, the USAID administrator, in a statement.
Over the next year, USAID and COVAX will do even more, as they have a goal of donating more than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Made in the USA to other countries.
These vaccines will help save lives, protect livelihoods and restore economies hit by this pandemic.
USAID also fulfills the mission of helping other countries prevent new pandemics and save lives by offering oxygen services, testing, medical treatment, protection for healthcare workers, and supporting efforts to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
USAID is honored to be at the forefront of this global vaccination effort unprecedented in scale, speed, and complexity, to counter the worst pandemic in modern history.