The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 100 state-of-the-art ventilators to assist Afghanistan in its fight against COVID-19.
As per Wasdam report, the ventilators will be distributed to hospitals in the provinces most affected by COVID-19. This donation delivers on President Donald Trump’s generous offer of these life-saving and critically needed supplies and supports Afghanistan’s urgent response to the pandemic.
Made in America, the ventilators reflect the latest in cutting-edge medical design and technology. They are compact, easily deployable, and will enable Afghanistan to more effectively treat patients with COVID-19.
They compliment additional technical and humanitarian assistance and training being funded by the United States.
The Charge d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, Ambassador Ross Wilson said, “The United States stands with Afghanistan in its fight against COVID-19, which poses an unprecedented global health threat. These American-made ventilators will help Afghan patients in the most acute need of medical care. This compliments our long partnership with the Afghan health sector to improve the well-being of its people.”