The U.S. government is providing USD 1.2 million to the World Health Organization (USD 700 thousand) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (USD 500 thousand) to support the Mongolian government’s COVID-19 response. It was announced by Mr. Michael Klecheski, Ambassador of the United States of America to Mongolia at the daily press conference by the Health Ministry on March 24. The donations will be transferred through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
The U.S. assistance will support the Ministry of Health to enhance risk communication and community preparedness, provide critical supplies, improved water, sanitation, and hygiene services, and assist with data collection and analysis. USAID programmes will also help the Health Ministry protect health workers and patients, expand laboratory testing capabilities, conduct outbreak surveillance, and provide quality patient care.
The US Ambassador applauded Mongolia for quick response against coronavirus pandemic.