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Image of COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh
October 18, 2021

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $25 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance to help Bangladesh provide life-saving medical and oxygen supplies and cold chain equipment to store, transport, and administer vaccines safely.  In addition to U.S.-donated vaccines, this new U.S. assistance will help Bangladesh expand vaccinations to people across the country, enable health workers to treat critically ill patients more effectively, and enhance the quality of care in health facilities.

Image of vaccinator preparing Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Bangladesh
August 8, 2021

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recently announced an additional $11.4 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Bangladesh. This assistance will help Bangladesh battle the current wave of COVID-19 by providing life-saving medical and oxygen supplies, and accelerating national efforts to roll out an effective COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The additional support will also help Bangladesh strengthen prevention efforts to reduce virus transmission in the community and enhance the quality of treatment and care for the growing numbers of patients across the country.

Image of campaign banner to end child marriage in Bangladesh
July 29, 2021

Today, the Bangladesh Secretary for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWCA) Md. Sayedul Islam launched a new “Actions to Prevent Child Marriage in Bangladesh” campaign supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The campaign is designed to encourage families to condemn the harmful practice of child marriage and support every girl’s dream to achieve their aspirations and will help advance the objectives of Bangladesh’s 10-year National Plan of Action to End Child Marriage (2018-2030).

April 20, 2021

Strategically located in South Asia, Bangladesh is a key Indo-Pacific partner with huge development potential. In recent decades, it has experienced consistent economic growth, made impressive gains in educational attainment and health, and hosted a vibrant civil society. Bangladesh also faces formidable challenges. The country’s journey to self-reliance is impeded by vulnerable topography, exclusionary practices that prevent many Bangladeshis from participating fully in the country’s economic and civic life, and pervasive corruption.


Last updated: January 24, 2022

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