The United States has donated another 1.8 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh.
With the latest shipment, the US has donated a total of 16.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh, read a press release.
The doses have been helping the Bangladeshi government to continue expanding Covid-19 vaccinations for young people and reach its goal of vaccinating 40% of the eligible population by the end of 2021.
The donation of Pfizer vaccines is part of the broader commitment by the United States to lead the global Covid-19 response by providing one billion doses of Pfizer vaccine around the world - free of charge - through 2022.
The United States is also working closely with Bangladesh to support the national Covid-19 vaccination campaign and strengthen the government's response to the pandemic.
The United States has provided training to over 6,800 healthcare professionals in Bangladesh to help them safely administer vaccines and donated 18 cold-chain freezer trucks and support for health facilities to properly store and transport Covid-19 vaccines across the country.
In addition to vaccine donations and support, the US government has contributed over $121 million in Covid-19-related assistance.
This assistance has saved lives and treated individuals infected with Covid-19, strengthened testing capacity and monitoring, enhanced case management and infection prevention and control practices, and improved the supply chain and logistics management systems.