US fund Tanzania with additional Sh5.6 billion for COVID-19

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The United States of America has announced an additional fund of $2.4 million (Sh5.6 billion shillings) for Tanzania in the battle against COVID-19.

The funding, was issued through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) which is meant to strengthen the laboratory capacity for optimal diagnostics, water and sanitation, control of the infections, risk-communications, among others.

According to the statement, the US Government has directed existing $1.9 million to address COVID-19 for a total of $5.3 million. Since 2009, the US government has funded more than $100 billion in health assistance and nearly $70 billion in humanitarian assistance in the world.

The United States has invested more than $7.5 billion in Tanzania over the past 20 years, $4.9 billion for health.

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