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The United States Provides Ventilators to India to Battle COVID-19
June 16, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against COVID-19.  This donation is part of President Trump’s generous offer of critical supplies in response to India’s urgent needs.

June 8, 2020

USAID is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with decisive action in India. Our priorities are to protect the safety and health security of Indians and support India in its response to this highly infectious disease. The U.S. Government, through USAID, has provided $5.9 million to assist India in responding to the outbreak.

June 4, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID programs working in outbreak hot spots in India provide crucial assistance to urban slum dwellers.

May 21, 2020

As TV anchors across India began reporting that COVID-19 cases were rapidly rising in India, Jayata, a Community Health Officer (CHO) posted at the Bimbong Health and Wellness Center in the north-eastern state of Sikkim, became alarmed. “By the time it reached India, I knew it was no ordinary flu virus. It had already spread rapidly to every country in the world. I became really worried.”

May 21, 2020

“Care for everyone and always have each other’s back.” These are the values that Anusha (who, like many in her community, goes by only her first name) grew up with. She is a Community Health Officer (CHO) at the Phongla Health and Wellness Center in Sikkim, a small, mountainous state in the northeast of India. Like other states in India and across the globe, health providers in Sikkim are working to protect their communities from the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide the essential primary health services their patients depend on.