美国宣布向尼泊尔再次提供850万美元资金支持,以抗击新冠疫情

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美国宣布向尼泊尔再次提供850万美元资金支持,以抗击新冠疫情

2021年5月1日刊于:尼泊尔共和国报

加德满都:5月1日,美国政府宣布,向尼泊尔再次提供850万美元的应急资金,支持尼泊尔抗击第二波新冠病毒大流行。据美国驻加德满都大使馆称,尼泊尔国内第二波新冠病毒肆虐,每日新增病例数量居高不下,因此,美国政府将通过美国国际开发署(USAID)向尼泊尔提供额外的援助资金以示支持。


这笔援助资金将有助于提升尼泊尔政府在联邦、省和市各级的抗疫工作,包括:新冠病毒检测、接触者追踪、病例调查、治疗、感染预防和控制、边境管制以及其他工作。美国国际开发署(USAID)及尼泊尔还将在社区一级加大抗疫力度,关爱弱势群体。声明称,这些援助将通过资助一系列抗议举措,向尼泊尔居民提供支持,包括:病情咨询和转诊,以保障尼泊尔人民生命安全;提供营养咨询、医疗保健服务;确保关键艾滋病服务的连续性;以及减轻新冠疫情次生影响等。


美国驻尼泊尔大使表示:“自该流行病爆发以来,美国一直与尼泊尔人民和政府并肩合作,坚持抗疫。美国政府通过美国国际开发署,及时提供紧急资金,以此致力于重申美国和尼泊尔之间长达70年强有力的合作伙伴关系。”

Translated by Qi Zhouqian

Verified by Sun Dal

KATHMANDU, May 1:  The US government has announced to provide an additional $8.5 million in emergency response funding support to Nepal to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the US Embassy in Kathmandu, the US government through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide the additional amount as the country witnesses the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic with an alarmingly high number of cases recorded each next day.


The additional assistance will help intensify the Government of Nepal’s COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and case investigation, treatment, infection prevention and control, border control, and other work at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. USAID/Nepal will also scale-up its response at the community level, supporting the most vulnerable. The assistance will include support to households and families through life-saving COVID-19 counseling and referrals, nutrition counseling, health care access, ensuring the continuity of critical HIV services, and mitigating the secondary impacts of COVID-19, according to the statement.


“Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has stood with the people and Government of Nepal in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. With USAID’s latest provision of emergency funding, the US government reaffirms its commitment to the strong and collaborative 70-year partnership between the United States and Nepal,” the embassy said.

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