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US delivers extra coronavirus assist to South Africa – together with 100 new ventilators

The US authorities, by means of the US Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID), says it has delivered a second cargo of 100 ventilators to South Africa to help with its nationwide response to Covid-19.

The second cargo of ventilators arrived in South Africa on 5 July and kind a part of ongoing assist to South Africa, the US embassy stated in a press release on Monday (6 July).

It famous that the primary cargo of ventilators arrived in South Africa in Could and, with steerage from the South African Nationwide Division of Well being, have been put in and are supporting Covid-19 sufferers in hospitals in Gauteng, Western Cape, and Jap Cape.

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Along with ventilator donations, USAID will prepare as much as 10,000 important care nurses and physicians to make sure secure and efficient utilisation of donated ventilators by means of on-line modules. The coaching launched on the finish of June.

USAID stated it’ll additionally assist provide chain help for oxygen remedy and has procured 25 excessive circulate nasal cannula oxygen models for the Western Cape Provincial Division of Well being, one other vital rising intervention for sufferers with respiratory failure.

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“For greater than a half-century, the USA has been the biggest contributor to international well being safety and humanitarian help,” stated US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks.

“We have been on the entrance strains within the combat in opposition to Ebola, we assist international locations of their battles in opposition to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and different infectious illnesses, and we’re main the worldwide response to Covid-19. We stay, as we at all times have been, your robust associate in international well being,” stated Marks.

Marks stated that by means of an ‘All-of-America strategy’, the USA is offering life-saving assist by coordinating with the federal government of South Africa and different stakeholders to establish precedence areas for funding.

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The entire US authorities monetary dedication to South Africa’s Covid-19 response is over $41.6 million (R767 million), she stated.

“As a result of an infectious-disease risk wherever can change into a risk in every single place, the USA calls on different donors to contribute to the worldwide effort to fight Covid-19.”

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