U.S. Donates 301,860 Doses of The Pfizer Vaccine

We welcome the arrival of a new shipment of 301,860 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tunisia this morning, bringing the total to 2.3 million doses delivered since July. We are proud to work side by side with the Tunisian people and government to fight this global pandemic. The United States’ vaccine donation was provided ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 336,000 Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Doses

Providing safe, effective, and free vaccines is a key component of the United States’ commitment to combating the COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia and globally. Today, we delivered 336,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses in support of Tunisia’s national COVID-19 vaccination goals. Since July, the United States has directly donated over 2 million COVID-19 vaccines to ... Read More»

Ambassador Donald Blome’s Participation in Health Sector Governance in Tunisia: Opportunities and Challenge Roundtable

U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blome and the Tunisian General Director of Health, Abderrazak Bouzouita, participated in a roundtable discussion with Tunisian experts and officials, on October 21, focused on enhancing the performance of the health sector. The roundtable is part of the $5 million U.S. Embassy-funded “SAHA” project, focused on improving transparency and efficiency ... Read More»

U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines Support to Tunisian Navy in Combating COVID-19

U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines worked closely with Tunisian Navy engineers to construct a two-room medical facility at the regional hospital in Tabarka as part of the 2021 Phoenix Express Exercise. The new facility will increase the hospital’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and address future healthcare needs in the region. Ambassador Donald ... Read More»

Ambassador Donald Blome Visited Small Businesses in Tabarka and Beja

The United States is committed to supporting Tunisia’s businesses and economic growth. Ambassador Donald Blome visited small businesses in Tabarka and Beja where he met with Tunisian entrepreneurs and oversaw how USAID grants and technical assistance are helping these businesses mitigate the pandemic’s long-term economic effects. The United States is providing $70 million to more than ... Read More»

United States Donates Almost Two Million Vaccines to Tunisia Since July 2021

Tunis, September 13, 2021 –The United States delivered today 187,960 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tunisia through the COVAX mechanism, bringing the total U.S. donated vaccines to Tunisia to almost two million vaccines since July 2021. These vaccines are part of our ongoing partnership with the people of Tunisia to defeat this devastating pandemic and reflect the strength of the ... Read More»

United States Donates Additional 687,960 Pfizer Vaccines to Tunisia

Tunis, September 10, 2021 – Keeping to our commitment of leading the global fight against COVID-19, the United States is delivering 687,960 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tunisia through the COVAX mechanism. The first tranche of the vaccines, constituting of almost 500,000 doses arrived in Tunisia today, to be followed by the remaining doses on Monday, ... Read More»

Arrival of One Million Doses of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccines Provided by the United States to Tunisia

Tunis, July 30, 2021 – Today, the United States delivered one million doses of the Moderna vaccine to Tunisia through the COVAX mechanism, as part of our ongoing partnership with the people of Tunisia to defeat this devastating pandemic.  These one million doses help fulfill the White House global vaccine sharing allocation plan announced on June 21, 2021, that prioritized an allotment ... Read More»

MEPI Helps Tunisian Citizens and Businesses Combat COVID-19

The MEPI funded FinTech Catalyst project helps Tunisian startups address the fintech needs of local corporations through targeted training, mentoring and coaching. Thanks to the project, the participants adapted their solutions to help Tunisians and corporate partners mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through technological innovation. Dqlick: Dqlick developed an online health benefits platform that automates insurance reimbursements for policyholders and insurance companies. By digitizing the insurance reimbursement process, this technology mitigates the impact of the ... Read More»

U.S. Donation of 310 Oxygen Cannisters Over One Million Liters to the Ministry of Health

The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, in coordination with the U.S. military’s  U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) , provided 310 oxygen cannisters containing over one million liters of oxygen to the Tunisian Ministry of Health. “The United States is here to support the people of Tunisia during this serious health crisis. This oxygen donation is a symbol of the strong partnership ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Honors the Dedication and Sacrifices of the Healthcare Professionals at Abderrahman Mami Hospital

In lieu of our National Day festivities, U.S. Embassy Tunisia honored the dedication and sacrifices of the healthcare professionals at Abderrahman Mami Hospital who are on the frontline fighting COVID-19. Ambassador Donald Blome and the U.S. Embassy community conveyed our deepest respect for their professionalism, compassion and selflessness. Read More»

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s Engagements with Tunisian Government Officials and Civil Society Leaders

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 25, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman held a virtual meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi to discuss the U.S.-Tunisian bilateral relationship. They discussed promoting democracy, protecting human rights, addressing economic challenges, and working together to respond to the ... Read More»

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Donation to Tunisia

On June 22, the U.S. government announced the direct donation of vaccine doses to Tunisia as a demonstration of the strength of the U.S.-Tunisia bilateral relationship.  The United States is sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses with Tunisia to help save lives and restore economic opportunities across the country. On June 3, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its framework ... Read More»

Ambassador Blome Inaugurates New Agriculture Center in Takelsa as Part of $5 Million FARMER Project

Ambassador Remarks Good morning. I am delighted to be in Takelsa today to support hard-working Tunisian farmers from across the country.  I would like to thank Acting Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Mohamed Fadhel Kraim and AVFA for their partnership in implementing the embassy’s five-million-dollar FARMER program. The Takelsa Center is an impressive example of farmers and small businesses working ... Read More»

Ambassador Blome Met Foreign Minister Jerandi

Ambassador Blome met Foreign Minister Jerandi on June 18 to discuss U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman’s virtual visit to Tunisia, ongoing U.S. COVID assistance, USAID’s $50 million cultural tourism project and the MCC-Tunisia Compact, the U.S. government’s nearly $500 million USD investment to promote Tunisia’s economic growth. Read More»

FACT SHEET: Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be Shared Globally

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be Shared Globally As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports Handicrafts Sector in Tunisia

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Director General of ONAT, Faouzi Ben Halima, and the ACEA team on April 8 for the first virtual craft fair in Tunisia that gave talented and innovative artisans from across Tunisia access to international buyers through the CraftExports online platform. Today’s event is part of the U.S. Embassy’s 15.6 ... Read More»

U.S. Donates Two Mobile Negative-Pressure Isolation Hospitals to “Mongi Selim” Hospital in La Marsa

Ambassador Donald Blome and Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi visited Mongi Slim Hospital today to review construction of the first of two field hospitals donated by the United States to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile, negative-pressure isolation hospitals offer 30 beds each and provide additional space for the safe testing, isolation, and treatment ... Read More»

U.S. Donates Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies to All Schools in Tunisia

Ambassador Blome joined Minister of Education Fethi Sellaouti at the Zoubaier Turki College in Laaouina today to celebrate the donation of hygiene and cleaning supplies through UNICEF to all schools across Tunisia. These supplies will help keep children healthy and ready to learn. This $5.7 million project is part of the U.S. government’s COVID-related support ... Read More»

Tunisia Receives First Direct Purchase of Pfizer Vaccines in Africa

Ambassador Donald Blome joined Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi and the Tunisia Country Manager of the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, Walid Lakhdar, at Tunis-Carthage Airport today to receive the first installment of a total 2 million Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for Tunisia purchased under a direct bilateral agreement with the company. Tunisia was the first ... Read More»

Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Health to Support Governance in the Health Sector

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi today for the launch of the $5 million USD SAHA project. In partnership with CIPE, the SAHA project supports the Ministry’s efforts to improve the management of public hospitals, strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide training opportunities to Tunisian health professionals across the ... Read More»

U.S. Government Provides $4 million USD in Equipment to Hospitals Nation-wide for COVID-19 Response

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating to the Government of Tunisia $4 million of critical laboratory and case management equipment that will increase the capacity of hospitals across Tunisia in responding to COVID-19. Working in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the U.S. Government ... Read More»

U.S. Donation Ceremony of Critical COVID-19 PPE Equipment to Hospitals in Ben Guerdane and Remada

Chargé d’Affaires Gregory LoGerfo met with Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi to reaffirm U.S. support for Tunisia’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  The meeting was followed by a donation ceremony of critical COVID-19 PPE equipment to hospitals in Ben Guerdane and Remada, including thousands of locally procured protective suits, blouses, glasses, shoe covers, and ... Read More»

Souk At-Tanmia Initiative Supports More Than 80 Entrepreneurs Through Its COVID-19 Support System

On December 2nd, U.S Ambassador Donald Blome joined British Ambassador Edward Oakden, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Investment Promotion Ali Kooli and  African Development Bank (AfDB) Director-General of North Africa, Muhammad Al-Azizi, , in a virtual meeting.  The event was part of AfDB’s Souk At-Tanmia project to celebrate more than 80 entrepreneurs who won competitions to develop new technologies or ... Read More»

Remote Courts

The United States is proud to partner with Tunisia’s Ministry of Justice to strengthen Tunisia’s judicial institutions through Remote Courts.  This $2 million, four-phase, nationwide project represents the strength of the bilateral relationship and reflects the ways the U.S. and Tunisia cooperate to support the Tunisian people’s democratic ambitions and to strengthen the nation’s rule-of-law. ... Read More»

U.S. bio-pharmaceutical company Pfizer donated eight state-of-the-art respirators to the Tunisian Ministry of Health

U.S. bio-pharmaceutical company Pfizer has just donated eight state-of-the-art respirators to the Tunisian Ministry of Health as part of an ongoing effort to help Tunisia combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These respirators will provide hospitals in Kasserine, Nabeul, Sousse, Tunis, and Zaghouan additional capacity in providing critical healthcare services to patients.  We applaud Pfizer’s generous donation. Read More»

The United States Mobilizes More Than US$31 Million to Support 13,000 Tunisian Small Businesses, in Partnership with Boabab and Advans

Tunis, October 20, 2020 The United States government, through the U.S. International Development Agency (USAID), is partnering with leading microenterprise institutions Baobab Tunisie and Advans Tunisie to provide financing to more than 13,000 Tunisian micro and small enterprises and women-owned businesses in underserved regions across Tunisia. USAID Tunisia JOBS, in partnership with Boabab and Advans ... Read More»

Handover Ceremony of Medical Donation to the Ministry of Health

The U.S. Government, through a USAID-UNICEF partnership, presented the Tunisian Ministry of Health today with the first 25,000 of 100,000 COVID-19 test kits to increase the Ministry’s ability to conduct tests to contain the spread of the pandemic. When the pandemic reached Tunisia last March, the U.S. Government through USAID, committed $25 million to support the ... Read More»

COVID -19 Response Plan:  ACEA Artisans Make First Online Sales with Improved Packaging  

In March 2020, the U.S. funded Collaborative Actions for Handicrafts Exports (ACEA) artisans were eagerly anticipating the opportunity to participate in the Handicraft Production Fair (Salon de la Création Artisanale). They were prepared to sell a wide range of Wiki Pam products featuring newly esigned attractive ackaging. Additionally, thanks to the training and coaching provided by ACEA, the artisans acquired the necessary set of business skills to sell their products at the ... Read More»


Embassy Local Partner Mobilizes Youth to Counter COVID-19 In an effort to support the Tunisian government’s efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic, through its Tunisian Accountability and Political Participation (TAPP) project Action Positive organization mobilized volunteers to perform a host of community service projects. Participants conducted large-scale operations to sterilize public spaces in the delegates of ... Read More»

Tunisia JOBS Helps A PPE Manufacturer Acquire Raw Materials During COVID-19

Created in 2010, Consomed is a manufacturing company specialized in developing and producing single-use personal protective equipment and sterile surgical linens for the healthcare sector. The company is based in Kairouan and collaborates with healthcare practitioners to ensure that its devices and equipment provide the maximum level of protection. Consomed has CE, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 ... Read More»

Ambassador Remarks at Medical Equipment Donation to Tunisia Ceremony

Thank you Brigadier General Ferjani and the Department of Military Health for allowing me to join this very important event. While we all continue to face unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19, Tunisia has been extremely successful in combatting and preventing its spread.  I hope to see Tunisia continue on this trajectory, and that ... Read More»

Tunisian Youth Lead COVID-19 Response – Oumaima Dhahri

Oumaima Dhahri, a youth participant in the USAID – US Agency for International Development sponsored Ma3an Tunisia project, decided to put her abilities to use to help her country’s response to the spread of COVID19. Wanting to help keep Tunisians safe and reduce the shortage of medical equipment across the country, Oumaima from Sidi Bouzid, volunteered ... Read More»

The Assistance Unit Provides Iftars for 520 Needy Families and 165 Medical Staff

Following the Embassy’s efforts to respond to the economic challenges caused by COVID-19, the Political Section’s Assistance Unit, in collaboration with its partners FHI360, Education for Employment, the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Action Positive, and Rawafed association, within their respective projects “Collaborative Actions for Handicrafts Exports”, “Supporting Job Creation for Young Tunisians from Marginalized Communities “, ... Read More»

COVID-19 Response: The EFE Foundation Launches the National Initiative “Sa7ti.tn” With the Support of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis

The Education for Employment (EFE) Foundation and its local Tunisian affiliate launched a national initiative “Sa7ti.tn,” as part of the national effort to combat COVID-19. Aimed at all hospital, medical and paramedical staff, www.sa7ti.tn is a free online training platform dedicated to the care of COVID-19 patients. This project, carried out in collaboration with the ... Read More»

Assistance Unit Funded Project Assists Violence Against Women Hotline Operators During Confinement

Because of the increased Gender-Based Violence reports during confinement, the Safety and Women’s Advancement (SAWA) program promptly responded to the Minister of Women Affairs’ request to support online coaching of Violence Against Women (VAW) hotline operators. SAWA organized individual and group coaching sessions with 17 hotline operators. The sessions covered practical topics such as stress ... Read More»

USAID / Ministry of Local Affairs Effort to Equip All Municipalities With Sanitation Gear

In coordination with the Ministry of Local Affairs, the US Government is buying sanitation kits for municipal trash collectors and janitors in 151 of Tunisia’s 350 municipalities (nearly half of all municipalities in Tunisia) through its local governance USAID program TADEEM – Tunisia Accountability, Decentralization, and Effective Municipalities. Five other donors (France, Switzerland, EU, UNDP, ... Read More»

MEPI Alumnus Mobilizes Civil Society Volunteers and Government Officials to Counter COVID-19

MEPI Leaders for Democracy (LDF) alumnus and Head of District of Sidi Mansour, Ahmed Missaoui, leveraged his leadership skills and network to unite different stakeholders in his district to perform a host of community service projects. Ahmed coordinated with local civil society organizations, municipality staff, and volunteering citizens to procure sterilization equipment and to conduct ... Read More»

MEPI Alumna Produces and Donates 150 3D Printed Face Masks

2018 MEPI Student Leaders alumna, Nadia Assidi, collaborated with a group of young engineers from Kasserine to produce 150 3D printed face masks. With the support from the governor’s office, local citizens, and the local university of Kasserine, Nadia was able to acquire all the necessary equipment and access to 3D printers. Nadia and her ... Read More»

U.S. Congress Representatives Train Tunisian Deputies on COVID-19 Crisis Management 

Within its MEPI funded project to support political parties in Tunisia, the International Republican Institute (IRI) organized in cooperation with the House Democracy Partnership a third virtual exchange between the U.S. Congress and Tunisian Members of Parliament. The session focused on crisis management and the role of legislators in addressing the challenges of COVID-19 in ... Read More»

$25 million Grant for Covid-19 Prevention and Response

Today, Ambassador Donald Blome notified the Tunisian government that the United States Government has committed an additional $25 million grant of bilateral Economic Support Funding to strengthen the Government of Tunisia’s urgent COVID-19 prevention and response efforts. Funding will be used to support: National laboratory capacity focused on increasing testing capacity across the country  Infection prevention ... Read More»

Readout of Ambassador Blome’s Call With Tunisia’s Minister of Finance, Mohamed Nizar Yaiche

In an April 14 call, Ambassador Blome and Tunisia’s Minister of Finance, Mohamed Nizar Yaiche, discussed the latest disbursement of IMF funds and the government’s efforts to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ambassador Blome assured the Minister that the United States is ready to consider all options to support Tunisia during this difficult ... Read More»

TAPP Project Launches an Online ChatBot to Educate about COVID-19

A group of Tunisian youth from Sfax and Nabeul participating in the Assistance Unit funded Tunisian Accountability and Political Participation (TAPP) project, designed a chatbot application on Facebook Messenger. The chatbot contains all the general information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it provides advice to users, and answers the most frequently asked questions and ... Read More»

MEPI Partner Conducts COVID-19 Crisis Trainings 

The International Republican Institute held three online trainings under its MEPI Strengthening Trust & Accountability in Tunisia program on crisis communication. A group of young activists, representatives of local governments and political parties, as well as public health experts participated in those trainings and learnt how to use proper crisis communication strategies to support the ... Read More»

MEPI Project Dedicates a Newsletter to Inform Citizens about Municipal Safety Measures 

MEPI-funded Nebni.tn project devoted its newsletter to benchmark and cover the safety practices that the municipalities of Medenine are adopting in light of the current crisis. The newsletter will serve as an informative tool to keep local citizens updated on new procedures and measures undertaken by their municipalities. It will also enable the citizens to ... Read More»

Inmates Produce 750 Masks a Day Thanks to U.S. Embassy Support

Tunisia’s Directorate General of Prison and Rehabilitation (DGPR) confirmed that, in an effort to contain the coronavirus, the seven prison facilities that have a tailor vocational program are producing medical masks using sewing machines donated by the U.S. Government. More than 750 protective masks are assembled daily based on the required health standards and issued ... Read More»

U.S. Company Cisco Contributes to COVID-19 Response

U.S. Company Cisco Contributes to COVID-19 Response:  American tech company Cisco donated video-conference equipment to government agencies to work remotely during the lockdown to ensure continuity of operations. Cisco offered a video-conference station for the Strategic Health Operation Center at the Ministry of Health (MoH), connecting it to eight remote sites in the country. Read More»

MEPI Alumnus Raises 75 Donations for COVID-19 in Two Hours 

During the MEPI Day of Service on April 4, Leaders for Democracy alumnus Wajdi Hamza launched Citizen-Gov initiative. Through this initiative, he hosted a Zoom call to advocate for solidarity in the face of a crisis, and to encourage people to give donations to the 1818 fund created by the Ministry of Health. Over 75 ... Read More»


For Immediate Release April 03, 2020 TUNIS – The United States Government has committed $600,000 (approximately 1.7 million dinars) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Tunisia from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The United States is providing these funds to the World Health ... Read More»
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