The US provides 8m Pfizer Covid-19 pediatric vaccine doses
Allowing to the US Embassy in Islamabad, this delivery increases the United States’ donation of more than 78 million vaccine doses to the people of Pakistan, including 16 million pediatric doses.
In calculating the vaccines, the US government has also provided over $80 million in direct and in-kind support to assist Pakistanis in the fight against the pandemic.
The provision has included more than 1.2 million N-95 masks, 96,000 surgical masks, 52,000 protective goggles, one million Covid-19 rapid diagnostic tests, 1,200 pulse oximeters, and 200 ventilators for 64 Pakistani hospitals.
The US has also trained over 50,000 health workers, including 30,000 women, on home-based care for Covid-19 patients and established a national network of disease surveillance and response units and teams.
In July, the US also provided four mobile testing labs to Pakistan’s National Institute of Health to strengthen Pakistan’s ability to diagnose diseases in remote and underserved areas.