USAID Delivers 200 Ventilators To The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 18, 2020
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

 
Today, the U.S. Government donated 200 brand-new, American-made ventilators to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help U.S. Allies respond to the pandemic of COVID-19.

NATO will store the 200 ventilators and distribute them as needed to Allies to support civilian authorities in the event of additional surges in COVID-19 infections. This contribution underscores the strength of the NATO Alliance and U.S. support for the Allies in their time of need. The donation of 200 ventilators to NATO is one aspect of the more than $20.5 billion the United States has allocated to the global response to COVID-19, including more than $115 million in emergency coronavirus response assistance in Europe and Eurasia committed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. In addition to the donation of ventilators, pending Congressional approval and the availability of funds, the U.S. Government also plans to provide funds to support NATO's pandemic response and preparedness efforts.

For more than a half century, the United States has been the world's largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance. The United States continues to help friends and Allies with their response to the pandemic, and is leading the global fight against COVID-19 through an All-of-America approach that includes governments, businesses, and non-governmental and faith-based organizations.

Last updated: September 18, 2020

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