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US donation of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Rwanda reaches 3.2 million

By IGIHE
On 2 January 2022 at 08:14

The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Rwanda has donated 999,180 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as a gift from the United States to the people of Rwanda.

This latest donation brings the total current US donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda to 3,295,730 doses. This gift is a symbol of the continued U.S. commitment to partner with the Government of Rwanda to protect the health of the Rwandan people. The vaccines arrived at Kigali International Airport on the evening of 1st January 2022.

The latest donation brings the total current U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda to 3,295,730 doses. This gift is considered a symbol of the continued US commitment to partner with the Government of Rwanda to protect the health of the Rwandan people. The vaccines arrived at Kigali International Airport on the evening of January 1, 2022.

Commenting on the development, US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Deborah MacLean said: “The United States has provided more than 3 million vaccine doses to Rwanda. Nearly 2 million additional doses are due to arrive this month. This further shows our strong commitment to and partnership with Rwanda.”

Since the pandemic emerged, the United States has stood side-by-side with the Rwandan people committing nearly Rwf30 billion to combat COVID-19.

The United States has pledged to donate at least 1.1 billion doses of COVID-19 doses globally by 2023. As we work together with COVAX, WHO, UNICEF, and partner countries, United States commitment remains steady and strong to make sure vaccines are delivered where they are needed most to end the global pandemic.

The latest donation brings the total current U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda to 3,295,730 doses.

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