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First lot of medical supplies from US arrive in Kathmandu

15 June 2021  

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KATHMANDU: The first lot of medical supplies from the United States have arrived in Kathmandu Tuesday.

According to US Embassy in Kathmandu, Tuesday’s consignment of medical supplies is the first of several flights coming to Kathmandu to help Nepal tackle the second wave of COVID-19 infections.

The flight was made possible by the partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Defense has provided nearly $3.1 million for urgently needed medical equipment and supplies, Anna Richey-Allen, Spokesperson at the US Embassy in Nepal told Khabarhub. So far, the US Government has provided total assistance of $36.8 million to Nepal against COVID-19.

USAID and WHO have been collaborating to maintain an emergency stockpile of supplies in case of infectious disease outbreaks such as the #COVID19 pandemic.

Publish Date : 15 June 2021 20:21 PM

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