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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:15am

Today, U.S. Ambassador Peter Haas joined Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni to launch the national campaign to administer U.S.-donated Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladeshi children ages 5-11. UNICEF Country Representative Sheldon Yett, and other Bangladeshi government officials and representatives of international organizations attended the special event, at which the first group of young Bangladeshis received their first shots.

The United States recently donated over three million pediatric doses of Pfizer vaccines and committed to donating a total of over 40 million (4 crore) pediatric doses.  U.S. support for this new children’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign includes over $7.3 million and comes alongside other assistance from COVAX. 

“This is a remarkable step for kids, for parents, and for the entire nation. We hope these vaccines enable young Bangladeshis to return to more normal lives to pursue their studies and dreams more fully,” said Ambassador Haas.

Image of pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Bangladesh
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 6:45am

The U.S. government donated another 1.5 million pediatric doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh via COVAX to help the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare expand vaccination coverage to protect children ages 5-11 for the very first time.

Image of USAID flood shelter in Bangladesh
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 12:15am

In response to record-level rainfall and catastrophic flooding across areas of northern Bangladesh, the United States is providing $250,000 of emergency funding through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to deliver critical relief to families and communities hit hardest by this crisis.

Image of USAID Bangladesh Mission Director Kathryn Stevens
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 10:30pm

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Kathryn D. Stevens joined Secretary Md. Ehsan-E-Elahi from the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Director Barrister Shehrin Salam oishee, and leaders from global fashion company PVH to launch the new USAID Women Thrive in Bangladesh project to empower women ready-made garment factory workers.

Image of Bangladeshi student receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 11:30pm

The United States donated an additional 10 million (1 crore) doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh, a gift from the American people.  Delivered via COVAX, these donations of Pfizer vaccines bring the total U.S. government vaccine contribution to more than 38.6 million (3.86 crore) doses, with millions more scheduled to arrive over the coming months.

Image of COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:30am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $25 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance to help Bangladesh provide life-saving medical and oxygen supplies and cold chain equipment to store, transport, and administer vaccines safely.  In addition to U.S.-donated vaccines, this new U.S. assistance will help Bangladesh expand vaccinations to people across the country, enable health workers to treat critically ill patients more effectively, and enhance the quality of care in health facilities.

Image of vaccinator preparing Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Bangladesh
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 11:00pm

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recently announced an additional $11.4 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Bangladesh. This assistance will help Bangladesh battle the current wave of COVID-19 by providing life-saving medical and oxygen supplies, and accelerating national efforts to roll out an effective COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The additional support will also help Bangladesh strengthen prevention efforts to reduce virus transmission in the community and enhance the quality of treatment and care for the growing numbers of patients across the country.

Image of campaign banner to end child marriage in Bangladesh
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:45am

Today, the Bangladesh Secretary for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWCA) Md. Sayedul Islam launched a new “Actions to Prevent Child Marriage in Bangladesh” campaign supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The campaign is designed to encourage families to condemn the harmful practice of child marriage and support every girl’s dream to achieve their aspirations and will help advance the objectives of Bangladesh’s 10-year National Plan of Action to End Child Marriage (2018-2030).

Last updated: August 08, 2022

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