In the last six months, USAID delivered more than 8,000 ventilators across 37 countries on behalf of the American people.
Through the generosity of the American people and the innovation of U.S. private industry, USAID announced the delivery of more than 8,000 high-quality, custom-made ventilators to 37 countries and the NATO stockpile to fight COVID-19. The vast majority of the ventilators, around 90 percent, were manufactured in the United States.
Ventilators are only one part of USAID’s and the State Department’s $1.6 billion response to fight COVID-19 through an All-of-America approach. #AmericaActs
HOW VENTILATORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
COVID-19 can make it hard to breathe. Ventilators can help deliver needed oxygen to patients in severe distress, giving their bodies time to fight the virus. USAID-funded ventilators have equipped medical providers to deliver quality care that is saving lives around the world.
WHERE USAID DELIVERED VENTILATORS
USAID delivered ventilators to 37 countries, in every region where we work, and the NATO stockpile.*
|Africa||Asia||Europe and Eurasia||Latin America and the Caribbean||Middle East|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo|
Papua New Guinea
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
* THIS LIST OF COUNTRIES WILL BE UPDATED AS USAID ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL VENTILATOR DONATIONS
ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT
Along with the ventilators, USAID is providing a tailored package of support, including warranties and service plans, initial supplies of accompanying equipment, and training for medical providers.
USAID also collaborated with ventilator manufacturers and technical assistance partners to develop informational webinars and OpenCriticalCare.org, an online learning hub that connects medical professionals in resource-variable settings with critical information on respiratory care. USAID investments in training are boosting the capacity of frontline workers to deliver quality care to patients in need.
“This is not only the delivery of 250 ventilators, but also the training of our staff in the use of these machines and an included warranty on the maintenance and installation. Our deep and sincere thanks for this long standing collaboration we have with our friend, the USA.”
—Walter Martos Ruiz, Prime Minister of Peru