USAID Supports Kazakhstan’s Fight Against COVID-19

USAID Supports Kazakhstan’s Fight Against COVID-19

U.S. Agency for International Development allocated nearly 365 million tenge (approximately US$809,000) to help Kazakhstan fight against the coronavirus spread.

The funding will be used to prepare lab systems for large-scale testing, prevent and control infections in hospitals, improve COVID-19 surveillance and rapid response, manage patient information, and engage communities to joint the fight against the virus in Kazakhstan.

The funds will be allocated to Abt Associates and Kazakh Red Crescent through the International Federation of Red Cross and World Health Organization.

The U.S. keeps cooperating with the Kazakh government during the coronavirus crisis. We highly appreciate Kazakhstan’s fast and decisive response to stop the COVID-19 spread. We maintain transparency during such a critical time, because the free flow of information is crucial to overcome this pandemic and build resilience to future health risks,”  William Moser, the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan said.