2021 Press Releases

COVID-19

COVID-19: Learn how USAID is responding to the coronavirus.

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Last updated: March 04, 2021

February 19, 2021

Today, thanks to Congress and the generosity of the American people, President Biden announced that the United States intends to provide an initial $2 billion, out of a total planned $4 billion, to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to support the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (Gavi COVAX AMC) to provide COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries.

February 16, 2021

And our final panelist is Acting Administrator of USAID, Gloria Steele, who is, I gotta tell you, is one of the most highly respected, dedicated public servants for four decades has worked at USAID, literally working on every issue under the sun, but particularly an expert on what we're going to talk about today: democracy.

February 11, 2021

USAID has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Burma for decades in their struggle for peace, democracy, and freedom. They deserve nothing less. President Biden has described the Burmese military’s February 1, 2021 coup as a “direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law.” The people of Burma have struggled for too long and made too many sacrifices for the military to erase this progress in such an undemocratic manner.

February 4, 2021

As President Biden made clear in his remarks today, it is a new day for USAID, the United States, and the world.

January 30, 2021

This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to join governments around the world in celebrating World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day and the launch of a new global strategy for NTDs. 

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