Sumary of US donates 18 freezer trucks to transport Covid-19 vaccines:
- The US Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission William Dowers and USAID Mission Director Kathryn Stevens handed over brand new freezer trucks to Health Minister Zahid Maleque as part of ongoing US support to the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Bangladesh.
- USAID purchased four trucks on the local market with an additional 14 vehicles to arrive in the coming months, according to a statement of the US Embassy today.
- USAID partnered with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, the agencies that will oversee the procurement of these vehicles and support the health ministry to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations across the country.
- The US government has donated 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and contributed over $121 million to fight the pandemic through USAID, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of State, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.