May 21, 2020
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed an additional $1 million to support Ukraine’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance, which will be provided through a Ukrainian NGO, will procure COVID-related commodities, including medical equipment and supplies. To date, the U.S. Government has committed $15.5 million to support the response to COVID-19 in Ukraine.
The United States has invested more than $5 billion in total assistance for Ukraine over the past 20 years. For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance. We were on the front lines in the fight against Ebola, we support countries in their battles against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases, and we will lead the global response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. Government has committed more than $900 million in assistance specifically aimed at fighting the pandemic. This funding will save lives by improving public health education, protecting healthcare workers, and strengthening laboratory systems, increasing disease-surveillance, and rapid-response capacity in more than 120 countries around the world.
For more information on the United States’ global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: https://ua.usembassy.gov/update-the-united-states-continues-to-lead-the-global-response-to-covid-19/.