Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. – The Embassy of the United States of America in Tegucigalpa announces the donation, promised by Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris during her January 27 visit, will be delivered to Honduras in three shipments between March 16 and 18. The U.S. government’s first donation this year includes 349,830 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and is part of the worldwide efforts of the Biden Administration to save lives and end the pandemic.
The United States and Honduras are working together to foster economic growth, create jobs, and promote and equitable and inclusive economic recovery. This donation will strengthen efforts to protect the Honduran people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus.
Attending the event was Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Colleen Hoey, the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Honduras) Janina Jaruzelski, the Vice Minister of Projects and Investments of the Ministry of Health Suani Montalván, PAHO/WHO Honduras Magister Piedad Huerta, Mark Connolly from UNICEF, and UN Resident Coordinator in Honduras Alice H. Shackelford.
The United States will contribute an addition $500,00 to support the Honduran government in its COVID-19 vaccination and biosafety communications campaign, in addition to strengthening the vaccine distribution.
By the end of the week, the United States will have donated more than 4.2 million doses of vaccine through the COVAX mechanism since the start of the pandemic.
March 16, 2022