Kathmandu: The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announces an additional $8.5 million in emergency response funding to combat the disease and to support the Nepali people.
The additional assistance will help intensify Nepal’s Covid-19 testing, contact tracing and case investigation, treatment, infection prevention and control, border control, and other work at the federal, provincial and municipal level, the US Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement.
Assistance will include support to households and families through life-saving Covid-19 counseling and referrals, nutrition counseling, health care access, ensure the continuity of critical HIV services, and mitigate the secondary impacts of COVID-19, according to the statement.
The US is donating an additional $8.5 million to Nepal for #COVID19 relief. We’ve been a longtime friend of 🇳🇵& Nepalis. As a nation that has deeply struggled w/ this virus, the US stands in solidarity w/ Nepal as it faces COVID-19’s ruthlessness.
Together, we will #beatthevirus. pic.twitter.com/gsx6KIv6Jy
— Ambassador Randy Berry (@USAmbNepal) May 1, 2021