1.53 MILLION DOSES OF THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE
On July 12, 2021, the United States donated 1.53 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal at the Tribhuvan International Airport. This donation reaffirms the United States’ decades-old commitment to the Nepali people and is a continuation of our ongoing support to Nepal during the COVID-19 crisis. These vaccines, which require only one shot, are gifts to Nepal on behalf of the American people at no cost and have the singular purpose of saving lives. The U.S. donated vaccines were delivered to the Nepali people in partnership with the COVAX global vaccine initiative and UNICEF.
This donation delivers on President Biden’s commitment to include Nepal among the countries prioritized for the initial the 80 million doses the United States is sharing with the world right now. The United States has also pledged $4 billion to support COVAX with the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to 92 low- and middle-income countries. This commitment is delivering on our pledge to transparently facilitate equitable global access to safe and effective vaccines. In March, Nepal was among the first countries in Asia to receive these vaccines.
ADDITIONAL ON-GOING ASSISTANCE
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
Over $55 million mobilized for technical assistance on COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, treatment, lab strengthening, infection prevention, point of entries and for commodities support including oxygen cylinders, breathing devices, test kits, personal protective equipment, and infection prevention.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, USAID’s COVID-19 assistance has reached
over 60 percent of Nepali households through risk communication, community engagement, training of health care workers and volunteers, and media campaigns to counter misinformation and encourage people to get vaccinated.
100+ ventilators and breathing equipment such as BiPAP & CPAP machines and monitors
1,000 Oxygen Cylinders
6.6 million personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes face shields, masks, tunics, and gloves
500,000 Rapid Diagnostic Test kits
+ Life-saving antiretroviral drugs to more than 19,800 people living with HIV
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)
$7.3 Million in funding for Nepal thus far that has enabled the DoD team for isolation and disaster camps, and to purchase oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, and non-invasive breathing and oxygen therapy devices, telemedicine equipment, handwashing stations, and medical equipment and gear for health clinics and health care workers.