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The USAID Weekly Wrap Up video showcases the week in photos from around the Agency.

Current Weekly Wrap Up:

In response to Hurricane Iota & Hurricane Eta, USAID is providing $17M in life-saving aid and deployed its Disaster Assistance Response Team to Central America. The United States is providing an additional $18M to support medical oxygen systems as part of the COVID-19 response. Acting Deputy Administrator Barsa met with H.E. Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. USAID delivered 100 ventilators to Bangladesh. And another 100 ventilators to Nepal to assist with its response to COVID-19.

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Last updated: November 25, 2020

July 2, 2020

USAID delivered ventilators to Honduras to assist with the COVID-19 response. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Lisandro Rosales and Minister of Health Alba Flores received the shipment. The President's Malaria Initiative celebrated its 15th anniversary this week and its accomplishments globally. The U.S. announced more than $696 million in additional humanitarian aid for the crisis in Syria. In Jordan USAID helped 80 community health committees continue to share important COVID-19 messages.

June 26, 2020

USAID delivered 250 ventilators to Peru to help fight COVID-19. President Martín Vizcarra accepted the medical supplies. 200 ventilators arrived in Brazil to help combat COVID-19. USAID delivered emergency equipment to the Ministry of Health and Wellness to support Jamaica's response to COVID-19. The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the country. Since 2018, USAID has deployed a response team and provided more than $342 million in support.

June 12, 2020

USAID delivered ventilators to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. The US has pledged to deliver 1,000 ventilators in solidarity with South Africa. With USAID support, Venezuelan doctors who fled their country validated their professional degrees with the Peruvian medical college. They are now joining the COVID-19 response efforts. Ambassador Richard Bell, USAID, and the National Democratic Institute of Côte d'Ivoire organized a workshop on preventing violent extremism through inter-religious dialogue. USAID launched Momentum 1, a 5-year award of up to $200 million. The global program addresses impacts on the health of women, newborns, and children mortality and morbidity.

June 5, 2020

President Trump sent a message for the Global Vaccine Summit in London, as the U.S. announced $1.16 billion to GAVI over 4 years. It's the USG's largest-ever contribution to GAVI. In anticipation for hurricane season, USAID is stockpiling emergency food supplies in Texas and Haiti to respond swiftly when a disaster hits. USAID-funded polymerase chain reaction machines arrived in Laos, which will be essential for the accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. A second delivery of 150 ventilators arrived to help the people of Russia during their time of crisis.

May 29, 2020

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele was on site at a local ICU to accept 250 ventilators delivered by USAID as part of the COVID-19 response efforts. In Ethiopia, USAID is sharing COVID-19 prevention information audio messages to rural communities. In its first year, the W-GDP Fund at USAID made investments in 14 countries and collaborated with nearly 250 partners to amplify its impact. In Colombia, USAID is promoting good hygiene practices at the border with Venezuela as part of COVID-19 response efforts.