Uganda has received an additional 3.5 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States government over the last two days.
These represent the largest ever donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Uganda and the third donation of COVID-19 vaccines from the United States to the people of Uganda.
The United States earlier donated Moderna and another 1.6 million. Doses of Pfizer vaccines.
Combined with previous donations, the United States has now provided more than 5.8 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, in support of Uganda’s national vaccine rollout.
“This donation underscores the United States’ commitment to support Uganda’s COVID-19 response and protect the health of the Ugandan people. Ugandans can count on the United States to support their efforts to fight the pandemic and get their economy back on track,” U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown said.
In addition to vaccine donations, the United States has provided further assistance valued at more than USD 113 million to support Uganda’s COVID-19 response and provided technical and financial support in data management, risk communication, health worker training, human resources support, supply chain strengthening, and cold storage capacity enabling vaccine uptake across Uganda.
The United States has also provided life-saving commodities including oxygen delivery equipment such as cylinders, regulators, and another intensive care unit (ICU) equipment; personal protective equipment (PPE); and supplies for infection prevention and control.
To date, the United States has donated more than 225 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to over 100 countries around the world. The United States is committed to sharing 1.1 billion vaccine doses where they are needed most to end this global pandemic.