USAID to provide additional funds for Kazakhstan to fight COVID-19

Kazakhstan Materials 19 October 2021 18:42 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.19

By Farida Nuri – Trend:

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will allocate $2.4 million to Kazakhstan for measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Trend reports with reference to Centralasia.news.

According to the US Embassy in Kazakhstan, these measures will facilitate evidence-based vaccine distribution decisions, strengthen local capacity to respond to vaccine misinformation and laboratory systems for COVID-19 gene sequencing.

It is noted that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, additional US assistance to Kazakhstan in connection with COVID-19 will exceed $6.8 million.

To date, USAID has trained over 5,000 healthcare workers in Kazakhstan on COVID-19-related topics, including infection prevention and control.