COVID-19 is one of the greatest health challenges our world has ever faced. As the world moves into the next phase of the pandemic, USAID is focused on turning COVID-19 into a manageable respiratory illness, and we must ensure countries remain ready and able to respond to the next wave of COVID-19, in addition to the next pandemic.
We need to attack this virus globally, not just at home, because it’s in America’s self-interest to do so. The virus knows no boundaries. —President Joe Biden
USAID’s Global Response
COVID-19 knows no borders and no one is safe until everyone is safe. USAID is leading the U.S. government’s efforts to vaccinate the world and save lives now. To date, USAID has provided more than $10.6 billion to intensify the fight against COVID-19 around the world, pave the way to recovery, and strengthen global health security. We have been a critical partner in President Biden’s commitment to make the United States the world’s arsenal for vaccines and have aided in the donation of more than 682 million vaccines to 116 countries as of February 2023.
Only through collaboration can we collectively overcome COVID-19. —Administrator Samantha Power
USAID is building on decades of global health leadership combating infectious diseases such as Ebola, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria to fight COVID-19 along with other vaccine preventable diseases. USAID programs are helping deliver vaccines and get shots in arms through the U.S. Government's Initiative for Global Vaccine Access (Global VAX), expand access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, protect and train health workers, deliver life-saving health commodities and equipment, share accurate and reliable public health information, and safeguard global health security. USAID is not just fighting the disease—we are also fighting to secure decades of development progress that the pandemic has harmed. USAID is protecting those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 with life-saving vaccines; increasing access to testing, treatment and medical oxygen; and helping countries integrate COVID-19 response mechanisms into their routine health systems.
Vaccines continue to save countless lives, maintain public health, and reduce the threat of developing more dangerous and deadly coronavirus variants that pose a global threat. —USAID COVID-19 Response Team Director Beth Tritter
- USAID COVID-19 fact sheets
- USAID COVID-19 guidance for implementing partners
- American Rescue Plan
- U.S. Global Response and Recovery Framework
- COVID-19 Safety Plan & Workplace Guidelines
- CDC COVID-19 information
- Get involved
The spread of COVID-19 has shown that an infectious disease threat anywhere can be a threat everywhere. USAID is dedicated to ending this pandemic for everyone, everywhere.