FACT SHEET: U.S. COVID – 19 ASSISTANCE TO NEPAL TO DATE

June 11, 2021 

TOTAL $56 Million

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)

Over $50 million total assistance thus far; this includes $15 million mobilized in the past few months to help the Government of Nepal scale-up COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, treatment, and infection prevention. Since the beginning of the pandemic, USAID’s COVID-19 assistance has reached over 60 percent of the population across Nepal by working with partners at the community, municipal, and federal levels to provide life-saving treatments, equipment, and services.

100+ ventilators and breathing equipment such as BiPAP & CPAP machines and monitors
1,000 Oxygen Cylinders 6.4 million personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes face shields, masks, tunics and gloves
+ Life-saving antiretroviral drugs to more than 19,800 people living with HIV

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)

$5.8 Million in funding for Nepal thus far that has enabled the DoD team to purchase PPE, breathing devices, isolation and disaster camp equipment and supplies, telemedicine equipment, COVID-19 testing supplies, handwashing stations, and medical equipment for health clinics. Over the last month, DoD has provided urgently needed PPE, medical supplies, highflow oxygen therapy devices to the COVID Crisis Management Center and Ministry of Health and Population. On May 13, DoD announced an additional $2.75 million in emergency funding that will provide oxygen cylinders and liquid oxygen storage tanks. Since May 19, the U.S. Department of Defense, in coordination with USAID, delivered additional, urgently needed oxygen therapy devices and CPAP machines to the Ministry of Health & Population.