COVID-19 Response Efforts
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Azerbaijan, the U.S. Government has provided over $5 million for Azerbaijan’s COVID-19 response, over $4 million of which is from USAID, to support the immediate and longer-term health and economic effects of the pandemic. These funds have contributed to the provision of food and hygiene supplies to vulnerable families and individuals across the country; communications to educate people on steps they can take to prevent and respond to the spread of the virus; and efforts to help improve local hospitals and health systems’ ability to manage the pandemic, while continuing to provide critical health services including maternal and child health. This money funds efforts by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the national Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF. In addition, USAID’s flagship Private Sector Activity works to help Azerbaijan respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and help small and medium-sized agriculture and agritourism enterprises succeed through the challenges presented by the pandemic.