• Thursday, July 29, 2021
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 349,186
Total Cases 28,909,975
Today's Fatalities 2,427
Today's Cases 100,636
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 349,186
Total Cases 28,909,975
Today's Fatalities 2,427
Today's Cases 100,636

BANGLADESH

COVID-19: Bangladesh gets US funding

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By: PramodKumar

THE US has provided $9.6 million funding to Bangladesh in health assistance to slow the spread of COVID-19, the state department has said.
The state department and the US agency for international development have now committed nearly $508 million in emergency health, humanitarian, and economic assistance.
This is on top of the funding the US has already provide to multilateral and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are helping communities around the world deal with the pandemic.
In South Asia, America’s COVID-19 assistance has gone to Afghanistan ($18 million), India ($5.9 million) Bhutan ($500,000), Nepal ($1.8 million), Pakistan ($9.4 million) and Sri Lanka ($1.3 million).
The amount is being used to help India hinder the spread of the disease by providing care for the affected, disseminating essential public health messages to communities and strengthen case-finding and surveillance, the state department said.
The assistance is also being used to mobilise innovative financing mechanisms for emergency preparedness and response to this pandemic.

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