COVID-19 in Italy: U.S.Government Support for the Italian Private Sector

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Italy was among the earliest countries to report COVID-19 cases, and it was among the hardest-hit. With infections increasing around the world, the global market for medical supplies has tightened, and Italy must ramp up local production.

Through this new initiative, USAID will support businesses that are engaged in the research, development, or manufacture of therapeutics, vaccines, medical equipment, and supplies to respond to COVID-19. USAID is working with Italian, European, and American businesses to increase the local manufacture of PPE (personal protective equipment), ventilators, COVID-19 tests, and other medical supplies in the areas of Italythat were most affected bythe pandemic.

This activity is one element of USAID's $50 million commitment to Italy to help save lives and build resilience forthe future. USAID's workin Italyis one part ofthe U.S. Government response to the pandemic in Italy.

Date 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:45am

Last updated: November 12, 2020