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United States provides additional personal protective equipment to fight COVID-19

United States provides additional personal protective equipment to fight COVID-19

DILI, 01 february 2022 (TATOLI) – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Tom Daley provided 60 additional boxes of life-saving medical supplies to the Ministry of Health at the Timor-Leste Medical and Pharmaceutical Supply Agency.  The donation of supplies and personal protective equipment from the U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) will support Timor-Leste’s effort to fight COVID-19.  Valued at nearly $20,000, the equipment includes surgical gowns, boots, and other essential medical equipment and builds on a previous contribution from PACAF in october 2021.

“The United States stands with Timor-Leste as an enduring friend and partner as we work to combat COVID-19,” said U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Tom Daley on  a press release accessed by Tatoli today.

According to this press release: “The United States is taking a comprehensive approach to ending the pandemic, mitigating COVID-19’s harm to people and societies, and strengthening global recovery and readiness for future pandemic threats.  We are stepping up to help Timor-Leste save lives because it is the right thing to do”.

The United States has worked side-by-side with the Government of Timor-Leste since the beginning of the pandemic by providing 100,620 Pfizer vaccines and over $5.9 million in critical assistance to fight COVID-19.  This includes $2.3 million in funding through U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to build isolation facilities in Baucau, construct a mobile intensive care unit in Dili, and increase water capacity and sanitation at a quarantine center in Batugade.  This effort builds on over $250 million that USAID has contributed to support inclusive, peaceful development in Timor-Leste since 2002.

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Journalista: Camilo de Sousa

Editor: Rafy Belo

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