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US hands over $1 mln Covid supplies to Vietnam

By Viet Anh   March 25, 2022 | 05:31 pm PT
The U.S handed over Covid-19 equipment and vaccine administration supplies worth $1 million to Vietnam's Ministry of Health in Hanoi Friday.

The equipment and supplies, funded by USAID and delivered through UNICEF between November 2021 and February 2022, include 2.5 million syringes, 125,000 N95 face masks and 250 portable patient monitors, a UNICEF press release said.

Marie Yastishock, Vietnam Mission Director of USAID, said the U.S. and Vietnam have built on decades of collaboration and friendship, drawing on each other’s strengths and capacities, to jointly identify and address the highest priorities when responding to Covid-19.

UNICEF Country Representative Rana Flowers said UNICEF continues to work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health of Vietnam and key partners, focusing not only on the roll out of safe vaccines but also supporting in every way it can access to medical equipment and medicines that are critical to saving lives from Covid-19.

UNICEF, as the primary COVAX partner in Vietnam, has worked to bring in U.S. government-supported Covid vaccines totaling more than 33 million doses to-date.

 
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