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Published on Thursday, September 9, 2021
The United States works with international partners to donate vaccines against covid-19 to the world and end the pandemic, according to Share America Journal report, which is the U.S. Department of State’s platform for communicating U.S. foreign policy worldwide.
According to the report, the U.S. supports for the global fight against covid-19 includes:
- Donating more than 110 million vaccine doses to other countries.
- Purchasing 500 million vaccine doses to donate to nearly 100 developing countries.
- Contributing $4 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in support of COVAX, the global initiative to equitably distribute safe and effective covid-19 vaccines worldwide.
- Delivering essential medicines, supplies and therapeutics, as well as other assistance to help countries rebuild economies, overcome food shortages and strengthen health security.
“The United States will be the world’s arsenal of vaccines in our shared fight against this virus,” President Biden said in a June 3 statement. “We will continue to do all we can to build a world that is safer and more secure against the threat of infectious disease.”
The recent donation in September were 250,320 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an additional 503,100 vaccine doses to Kosovo.
Th U.S. donated additional 880,320 vaccine doses to Kenya. And 647,080 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Uganda.
Also this month, were donated 1,229,620 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Ghana, and 188,370 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine donated to the Philippines.
Additionally, the U.S. donated 6.5 million vaccine doses in Bangladesh.
In July, the U.S. government donated 503,100 doses of Pfizer vaccines to Costa Rica.
However, the Congress continues to call on the President Joe Biden Administration to make vaccines available to Americans living and working overseas, according to the American Citizens Abroad organization, ACA.
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