Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. – The Embassy of the United States of America in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce a donation of 18 ultra-low temperature freezers in support of the efforts of the Ministry of Health in the fight against COVID-19. This donation from the U.S. government is made possible through the Office of Security Cooperation under the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) of the U.S. Southern Command. The freezers will be installed in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Atlántida, Comayagua, Choluteca, Copán, Olancho, El Paraíso, Valle, and Ocotepeque to ensure vaccine storage throughout the country. This will increase the capacity of Honduras to store four million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
This donation of 18 freezers is in addition to the donation of five freezers delivered in June 2021 to the Expanded Program on Immunization (PAI). To date, the United States has donated more than 3.8 million doses of vaccines to Honduras through the COVAX mechanism.
This contribution is a sign of our continued support for the Honduran people to help them focus on economic recovery and their livelihoods. Additionally, it is part of the U.S. government’s commitment to share vaccines with the world. President Biden has promised that the United States will provide 1.1 billion doses of vaccine through 2022 in the fight against COVID-19.
February 23, 2022