Apr 21, 2020
This rolling collection of photos, tweets and articles offers a snapshot of the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide. We will update frequently.
Here’s a look at how Americans’ spirit of volunteerism is thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Solid data will be critical as scientists search for solutions to the #COVID19 pandemic. No challenge is too great for the ingenuity and partnership we see unfolding behind this cause. Glad to see American and South African scientists come together like this. https://twitter.com/USEmbassySA/status/1251466771724451842 …US Embassy SA
Data is at the heart of South Africa’s #COVID19 response. As such, our @CDCSouthAfrica American & South African staff have volunteered to assist @nicd with data capturing, collating & cleaning.
The United States and its NATO allies are helping allied and partner nations combat COVID-19 across two continents.
LATEST: @USAIDAsia gave ‘s National Institute of Health an @AbbottNews disease testing platform that can do rapid, high-volume testing for #COVID19; @USAID commits an additional P66 million ($1.3M) to combat the #coronavirus outbreak in the & more. https://twitter.com/i/events/1240517005809074178 …
The U.S. Works with Friends, Partners, & Allies to Combat COVID-19
The @StateDept & @USAID have now committed nearly $508 million in emergency health, humanitarian & economic assistance on top of the funding already provided to multilateral & NGOs that are helping communities globally deal with the #COVID19 pandemic. http://ow.ly/UNPR50zgUM1
The U.S. government is supplying millions of dollars, training and equipment to African countries to help them combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
In Cox’s Bazar, #Bangladesh, @UNmigration is using pre-positioned @USAID plastic sheeting to help refugee camps & host communities prepare for and respond to #Covid_19 by constructing temporary isolation units and treatment centers & upgrading existing health facilities as needed
Have you ever seen a 3D printer in action? Take a look at our #AmericanCenter printer producing face shields to protect local medical workers against #coronavirus. The design was approved by @US_FDA & downloaded from @NIH w/help from local startup Medengg-3D. #COVID #COVID19
Cooperation in combating #CoronaVirus shows the strength of #USBhutan ties. Great to see @US_CDCIndia provide critical lab items to @MoHBhutan to support corona virus testing. Deeply grateful for the care Bhutan has given U.S. patients. Look forward to expanding joint efforts.
GHANA, SENEGAL & UGANDA: AFRICOM’S PARTNERSHIP ENDURES DURING #Covid19
In 2019, 4 African nations were provided w/ training & equipment to set-up & operate an UN-standard level-2 hospital. 3 of the 4 nations are deploying them to respond to the virus.
The United States is pledging an additional $225 million to the global fight against COVID-19, strengthening its commitment to stopping the global pandemic.
The U.S. is providing a robust assistance package to our close friend and Ally #Italy. Our Italian friends have been working around the clock to contain #COVID19, and this assistance will help bolster their efforts. We will defeat this by #StandingTogether.
We’re providing $1.3 million to #SriLanka to help stop the spread of the novel #coronavirus disease (#COVID19) by supporting technical experts for response and preparedness, risk communication, and more.
U.S. scientists are getting closer to a vaccine to keep the world safe from COVID-19.
The U.S. government is donating nearly 1,300 new cots to support the Philippine government’s response to #COVID19. @USAmbManila was joined by @DFAphl Sec. @TeddyBoyLocsin, and @CivilDefensePH Usec. Jalad for the handover. #FriendsPartnersAllies #COVID19PH
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has provided more than $18 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
USAID is empowering #HealthWorkers in #Tanzania to protect themselves and their patients from #COVID19 and other infections with education on hygiene and practical skills like how to prepare chlorine disinfectant. #WHWWeek @MTaPS_Program http://ow.ly/Z7Mg50z6myU
Latest: The United States is committing an additional $225 million to combat #COVID19 worldwide; & @SecPompeo speaks with Prime Minister Matovič, President @TokayevKZ, & Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry re: the fight against #coronavirus. READ: https://twitter.com/i/events/1240517005809074178 …
The U.S. Works with Friends, Partners, & Allies to Combat COVID-19
U.S. charities are donating millions to stop the spread of COVID-19, funding research into new therapies and helping cities around the world improve detection and treatment.
The people of the United States care for the people of China. As the People’s Republic of China grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, U.S. companies sprang into action to provide assistance, relief and containment efforts.
Great example of how the #USIndia strategic partnership benefits the world: NY biotech company @Codagenix & @SerumInstIndia are collaborating to rapidly co-develop a #COVID19 vaccine. #StrongerTogether AGW
Codagenix and Serum Institute of India Initiate Co-Development of a Scalable, Live-Attenuated…
/PRNewswire/ — Codagenix, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing prophylactic vaccines and oncolytic virus therapies, today announced a…
From fragrances to #handsanitizer: Swiss company @Firmenich, with locations across the U.S., increases its hand sanitizer production to support hospitals and medical services across Switzerland and the U.S. Thank you for your support! #USwissPartnership @SelectUSA https://twitter.com/firmenich/status/1246104805388492804 …Firmenich@firmenich
Combating the global crisis, we are expanding our hand sanitizer production to 100 tons, supporting hospitals & medical & emergency services across US & Switzerland. Bravo to all who are making this happen #WeAreFirmenich #ForGoodNaturally #TogetherForGood https://www.firmenich.com/en_INT/company/news/Firmenich-Expands-Hand-Sanitizer-Production-Donating-100-Tons-Across-USA-and-Switzerland.html …
Pleased to announce that the U.S. Government has committed $1.1 million to mitigate the spread of the #COVID-19 outbreak in North Macedonia. Details about the donation https://mk.usembassy.gov/u-s-provides-assistance-to-north-macedonia-to-respond-to-covid-19/ …
The @AmCham_BiH helped procure 150,000 tests for the #COVID19 and donated two rapid RNA extraction instruments to the FBIH Government. They also will #donate necessary #medical #supplies to #hospitals across the country, with the aim of combating the #COVID19 pandemic. https://twitter.com/AmCham_BiH/status/1247184286291308545 …AmCham BiH@AmCham_BiH
In view of the current scarcity of tests for the #coronavirus, the Board of Governors of #AmChamBiH, together with its members, actively participated in the #procurement, #transportation and #delivery of 150,000 tests to the #FBIH #Government.
In 1993, USAID & CDC started the Field Epidemiology Training Program to train Egyptian epidemiologists & build a strong disease surveillance system. Now, run by the Ministry of Health & Population, they’re on the front lines of the #COVID19 response in Egypt. #USEgyptPartnership
.@StateIVLP alumna Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborti, chairperson or the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights has come up with plans to offer helpline numbers for children under stress due to the #COVID19 pandemic. Impressive work! #ExchangeAlumni
We all have a common stake in our shared future. Today, our #WingedWarriors moved 18K meals to our partners in #ElSalvador. Great work — we continue to accomplish our mission while supporting the response to #COVID19. @Southcom @USEmbassySV #ProgressThroughUnity
Many of America’s most successful companies are giving money, supplies and know-how to take on the COVID-19 crisis at home and abroad.
To support #COVID19 response in Ethiopia, the U.S. is embedding infectious disease experts in national & regional emergency operations centers in Addis Ababa + 9 regions to train health workers & medical staff in handling coronavirus cases to keep themselves and patients safe.
See video (https://youtu.be/9TXkE8OSZ04 ) on new mobile hospital in Bombo #Uganda that can transport, isolate, & treat #COVID19 patients. The U.S. government provided this hospital to Uganda through the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) program. @USAfricaCommand
The strong partnership between the U.S. and the Ghana Armed Forces is at the forefront of combating COVID-19. The #GAF is deploying one state of the art Level II Field Hospital from two that Amb. Sullivan handed over Feb 4 on behalf of the U.S. Govt. http://ow.ly/Cbp250z3xS3
Small businesses across America are part of a nationwide mobilization against COVID-19. Producers of everything from athletic gear to boat covers and whiskey have shifted production to making masks, face shields and hand sanitizer to slow the spread of the disease.
Two U.S. Navy hospital ships, familiar to many people they’ve helped in other countries, are taking on civilian patients while docked in Los Angeles and New York. It’s part of the government’s “whole-of-America approach” to fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
American brands are supporting Polish paramedics, doctors, and nurses fighting #COVID19 and saving Polish lives. #KFC, #PizzaHut, #BurgerKing and #Starbucks have already donated over 10,000 meals to support Polish healthcare workers who are working around the clock. Thank you!
.@USAIDAsia is partnering w/ @ifrc Thailand & @ThaiRedCross to respond to #COVID19 through a mobile app called “Phonphai.” It enables users to report locations of people at risk & those infected & need assistance.
FDA is using every tool at its disposal to combat the #COVID19 pandemic. Here are the latest actions we’ve taken: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-march-31-2020 …
DYK that the U.S. government, through @CDCKenya, supported @MOH_Kenya in establishing the National Influenza Center? We are thankful this lab is conducting testing around the clock to detect #COVID19. #KomeshaCorona #USAMarafiki @USAmbKenya @USEmbassyKenya https://twitter.com/WHOKenya/status/1244995012510785542 …WHO Kenya
To the lab experts who are working very long hours to deliver the #COVID19Kenya tests results, we @WHO thank you! You are a critical component of this response.@National Influenza Centre@MOH_Kenya #KomeshaCorona
U.S.-Belgian cooperation in action! Working w/ @JanssenBelgium, @JNJNews will begin human testing of its experimental #COVID19 vaccine in September for possible emergency rollout in early 2021. @HHSGov & @KU_Leuven’s Rega Institute for Medical Research are also participating. https://twitter.com/JNJNews/status/1244611612461412356 …Johnson & Johnson
#JNJ announces a lead #COVID19 vaccine candidate plus a landmark partnership with @BARDA to together commit over $1 billion of investment to co-fund vaccine research, development & clinical testing & a commitment by J&J to accelerated manufacturing plans: https://bit.ly/3atDBEv
American Corners throughout #Portugal are using their U.S.-government-funded, 3D printers to produce medical visors to combat #COVID19. Thank you @FCTNOVA, #UofAzores, and @istecnico for being great partners! #AllTogether #AlliesinAction #SidebySide @statedeptspox @SecPompeo
Amidst this pandemic, #ExchangeAlumni work to make global health guidance accessible to all. #YoungPacificLeaders alumnus Krishneer Sen uses sign language to translate the #Fiji Prime Minister’s #COVID19 messaging for the deaf community. #AccessForAll
We have an amazing @USEmbPhnomPenh asset in our Naval Medical Research Center (NAMRU-2) experts, working hand-in-hand with local health authorities to fight disease in #Cambodia, including COVID-19. These dedicated doctors & scientists are on the frontlines against the pandemic.
The U.S. private sector is ramping up its efforts against COVID-19 while the U.S. is making the world’s most advanced supercomputers available to scientists around the world to help with the fight.
Researchers from @DukeNUS Medical School, a strategic collaboration between @DukeU and @NUSingapore, are working tirelessly to combat #COVID19. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-coronavirus-duke-nus-antibody-tests-12469184 …
Duke-NUS used COVID-19 antibody tests to establish link between church clusters in a world-first
SINGAPORE: In a world-first, a research team at Duke-NUS Medical School established a link between two COVID-19 clusters in Singapore …
An American and a French scientist who met through the J. William Fulbright international exchange program are part of a worldwide hunt to find existing drugs that can be used to treat COVID-19.
.@USArmy supporting our Italian allies in a battle against #COVID19. The 405th AFSB @USAGItaly is packaging beds, mattresses, stretchers, IV poles, wheelchairs & linens for Humanitarian Assistance Program to the Lombardy region @US_EUCOM @ambasciatausa @21stTSC @ArmyMateriel
(1/3) The U.S. government, through @USAID, is providing MNT3.3 billion ($1.2 million) to support the Government of Mongolia in its response to COVID-19 in the country. https://www.facebook.com/USAIDMongolia/posts/2827929873940518 … #COVID19 @usembmongolia @USAIDGH
Allies and partners are critical as we work to #stopthespread and address the challenges of #COVID19. @StateDept is proud to work with our Italian friends and @US_EUCOM to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. https://twitter.com/HQUSAFEAFAF/status/1241734646150451200 …USAFE-AFAFRICA@HQUSAFEAFAF
#COVID19 update: @RamsteinAirBase C-130J transported an En-Route Patient Staging System to Aviano AB, #Italy for delivery to the Italian Ministry of Defense. This system provides 10 patient holding/staging beds & can support a max throughput of 40 patients in 24 hrs. @usairforce
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Melinda J. Roth loads medical supplies to be transported to Italy onto an aircraft at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on March 20. (Video: U.S. Air Force/Master Sergeant Roidan Carlson)
Thanks to the U.S. for additional contribution of $5 million to support IAEA’s efforts to combat #COVID19 pandemic around the world. https://twitter.com/usunvie/status/1242094047734509572 …U.S. Mission to the UN (Vienna)
ANNOUNCEMENT: United States contributes an additional $5 million to the @iaeaorg to help combat #COVID19. The funding responds to requests for support from over 60 #IAEA member states. Read more here: https://vienna.usmission.gov/press-release-u-s-announces-5-million-in-funding-to-iaea-to-combat-covid-19-outbreak/ … @StateISN @State_IO
Global cooperation is key to tackling #COVID19. This week’s virtual meeting, chaired by @US_FDA and @EMA_News, convened delegates from 17 countries, as well as representatives from @EU_Commission and @WHO, to work towards a common goal: developing a vaccine for the virus. https://twitter.com/FDA_Global/status/1240729535928324099 …FDA Global
Yesterday US FDA & the EMA/EU co-chaired a virtual global regulatory workshop on COVID-19 vaccine development. The goal: encourage information exchange on global efforts to develop new vaccines against the disease. https://bit.ly/33vHXIl .
See also: U.S. scientists are at the forefront of the race to create new COVID vaccines, treatments, and tests. A new U.S. law gives them over $8 billion to do so.
The U.S. is committing $37M-the first tranche of up to $100M-for countries affected by coronavirus or at high risk of its spread. In Bangladesh, @USAID_BD has mobilized $2.5M for the country’s coronavirus readiness and response. Read the press release here:http://ow.ly/d1oF50yJO0l
The United States in February pledged to spend up to $100 million to combat the coronavirus disease COVID-19 overseas.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent hundreds of coronavirus test kits around the world and plans to send thousands more.
U.S. groups have sent medical supplies to help people responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China.