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The US government has committed more than P139 million to support the Department of Health (DoH) in its response to COVID-19, the US Embassy indicated.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID), will collaborate with government counterparts to establish and implement internationally-recognized infectious disease threat prevention and response strategies and enhance infection control. US assistance will strengthen specimen transport systems and laboratory capacity to accurately and rapidly detect cases. The assistance also will help protect health workers and patients by ensuring that hygiene products, masks, waste management supplies and other necessary commodities are available, delivered, and managed appropriately. More broadly, the US government supported programs that will expand communities’ disease preparedness and access to water, sanitation and hygiene services and commodities.

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