The US government has donated P14.8 million worth of regionally-manufactured PPEs to the PGH and other COVID-19 treatments centers in the Philippines.
Through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and in coordination with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is distributing P14.8 million ($300,000) worth of PPEs to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and COVID-19 treatment centers across the Philippines.
In a statement on Monday, July 20, the US Embassy said the donation, which was made through the DTRA and in coordination with the USAID, brings the total of US assistance to the Philippines’ response to COVID-19 to nearly P981 million.
“This delivery of PPE demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the Philippines to stop COVID-19. During this month, which began with a commemoration of Philippine-American Friendship Day, we are honored to support our Filipino friends, partners, and allies with the PPE they need to assist communities confronting the pandemic,” US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said.
Recipients for this donation were determined by a needs assessment based on pandemic infection rates, current PPE supply levels, and projected future needs. The United States will continue to support Filipino frontline workers.
Dr. Robert S. Pope, Director of DTRA’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, said, “We are proud to support brave Filipino medical workers to ensure they are safe and healthy while providing essential medical care to those affected by this deadly virus. We value our longstanding partnerships in the Philippines. One day, we will look back on these events and know that our partnership helped enable a robust response that saved lives and prevented further contagion in the Philippines and the surrounding region.”
Dr. Robert also added, “We value our longstanding partnerships in the Philippines. One day, we will look back on these events and know that our partnership helped enable a robust response that saved lives and prevented further contagion in the Philippines and the surrounding region.”