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US injects $100M into Guyana’s COVID-19 efforts

THE United States government has made available G$100M to the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and its partners to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19)
According to a statement from the US Embassy in Georgetown, through the generosity of the American people and the leadership of the U.S. government, the United States continues to lead the public health and humanitarian assistance to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to Guyana through the U.S. Caribbean Resiliency Partnership, the Regional Caribbean Office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing US$475,000 to help address Guyana’s priority areas of laboratory diagnostics and systems strengthening and supplies, surveillance, infection prevention & control, and emergency operation centers,”the statement said.

It was noted that the funds are part of a regional funding package of US$3,000,000 provided to support the current COVID-19 Response.

The embassy said that the regional office of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will coordinate with Ministry of Public Health and its regional partners to disburse these funds rapidly and implement the activities.

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