Staff Reporter – The Zimbabwe Daily
Pretoria, South Africa – The United States (US), has pledged to support South Africa in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the US is hurled in its own COVID-19 storm, the world’s economic powerhouse has once again shown its undying support for South Africa by ensuring that the southern African country has personal that are well equipped to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
“USAID will train up to 10 000 critical care nurses and physicians to ensure safe and effective utilization of donated ventilators through online modules.
USAID will also support supply chain assistance for oxygen therapy and has procured 25 high flow nasal cannula oxygen units for the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health, another important emerging intervention for patients with respiratory failure.
Through an All-of-America approach, the United States is providing life saving support by coordinating with the government of South Africa and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment.
The total U.S. government financial commitment to South Africa’s COVID-19 response is over US$41.6 million (R767 million),” read a statement from the US Embassy and its consulates in South Africa.
South Africa now has more than 215 000 COVID-19 cases. It’s also the country with the most number of COVID-19 cases on the continent.