The United States Provides 250 Ventilators to Peru to Respond to COVID-19

Saturday, October 3, 2020
Chargé d´Affaires Denison Offutt and Peruvian Minister of Health Pilar Mazzetti at the donation ceremony
Magali Ugarte/USAID Peru

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a second shipment of  250 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Peru to assist its fight against COVID-19.

The ventilators, produced in the United States, reflect leading-edge and in-demand technology. They are compact, deployable, and provide  Peru with flexibility in treating patients affected by the virus.

In addition to the ventilators, USAID is funding a tailored package of support that includes accompanying equipment, service plans, and technical assistance. This donation builds on the $25 million the U.S. State Department and USAID have committed to Peru in response to the pandemic, which is helping to strengthen clinical care, disseminate health messages, build lab capacity, improve disease surveillance, and more.

Through an All-of-America approach, the United States is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of  Peru and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment.

The United States donates 250 additional ventilators to the Government of Peru to fight against COVID19.

Video Transcript 
The United States donates 250 additional ventilators to the Government of Peru to face COVID19. They are state of the art equipment. There is great demand for these vents. They are compact, portable. They will save the lives of patients suffering from COVID.
Thank you very much for this second batch of 250 mechanical vents. It is not only the delivery. But also the training of our staff in the use of these mechanical vents. Everything that is the guarantee in the maintenance, the installation. Our deep and sincere thanks for this collaboration. That we are permanently having in different areas. For many years, from our friend, the country of the United States.

Last updated: October 09, 2020

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