the US government provided $ 670,000 from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) contingency reserve fund to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Iraq.
The USAID is providing this money to the World Health Organization to support Iraq readiness and response to the COVID-19 virus. These funds will support the goals of the Strategic preparedness and response plan to halt further transmission of the COVID-19 virus in affected or endangered countries, and to reduce the speed of disease outbreaks in all countries.
“Today’s announcement shows the power of the US-Iraqi partnership, and we are committed to fighting this epidemic alongside the Iraqi people, and the support provided through the World Health Organization will directly enhance the ability to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” US Ambassador Matthew Tooler said.
These funds provided to the World Health Organization will assist the governments of affected and currently vulnerable developing countries in preparing laboratories for large-scale testing of COVID-19, implementing an emergency plan for entry-level health procedures, activating procedures for detecting cases and symptoms and influenza-like diseases, and training and equipping response teams. Quick to investigate and track the close relatives of infected people and work on acclimatizing health workers to articles related to COVID-19.
For decades the United States of America has been the world’s largest donor of public health aid.
Through the United States Agency for International Development and the US Department of State, American taxpayers have generously provided more than $ 90 billion to health worldwide since 2009. These funds have saved the lives of many and contributed to protecting people most vulnerable to the disease as well as building health institutions and enhancing the stability of societies and nations. .
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has invested more than $ 1.1 billion since 2009 in preventing, detecting and responding to endemic and emerging health threats, including diseases such as COVID-19.