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 Organization (WHO) to support key program areas identified by the Government of Tunisia and UNICEF. Support is also being provided to the Ministry of Health to finalize its COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.
Ambassador Donald Blome noted that “Tunisia is a priority country and it is imperative to support the Government of Tunisia’s efforts to respond to and mitigate COVID-19, and any corresponding challenges.”
In addition to preventing, preparing for, responding to, and bolstering health institutions to address COVID-19 and its possible re-emergence, this funding will complement socio-economic measures to soften the impact of COVID-19.