Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News


Read the latest news of how the United States Agency for International Development is responding to COVID-19.


Last updated: May 28, 2020

May 27, 2020

The current situation with COVID-19 and the quarantine is challenging for everyone but it is especially difficult for our beneficiaries,” says Suhrob Idrissov who is a peer navigator for one of USAID’s HIV programs in Tajikistan that is funded by PEPFAR, and provides consultations and support to people with drug addictions, who are at risk of acquiring HIV, or already live with it.

May 26, 2020

The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $2 million dollars to protect migrants in Central Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support will be delivered through the ongoing USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project, implemented by Winrock International.

U.S. Government Provides Additional $9.9 Million to Support COVID-19 Efforts in the Pacific Islands Region
May 26, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional US$9.9 million to help Pacific Island countries respond to COVID-19, bringing the total USAID assistance for the region to nearly US$12.2 million. USAID has also provided Papua New Guinea with US$3.5 million for COVID-19 response, while total U.S. Government assistance to all Pacific Island countries for COVID-19 response to date exceeds US$45.8 million.

May 22, 2020

As part of the comprehensive response against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government announced an additional $3 million in funding through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Uzbekistan. This brings the total direct U.S. Government contribution to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19 to $5.92 million, of which USAID has provided approximately $3.8 million. USAID will use these additional funds to continue to strengthen the capacity of laboratories and health workers to fight and contain the spread of COVID-19.

May 21, 2020

The USAID Sustainable HIV and Tuberculosis Response from Technical Assistance (SHIFT) project strengthens and delivers innovative enhancements in HIV and Tuberculosis services and helps transition the HIV/AIDS response to host country ownership in six provinces in Vietnam in order to accomplish the country’s ambitious target of eliminating HIV by 2030. During COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures in Vietnam restricted access to HIV treatment facilities. In order to ensure that patients had sustained access to clinical care, treatment, and medications, USAID SHIFT worked with clinicians and management at facilities in Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City to provide virtual counseling and health check-ups.