The U.S. Government Donates 504,00 Pediatric Syringes and 220,000 Vials of Dilution to Honduras

Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. – The Embassy of the United States of America in Tegucigalpa, Honduras announces a new donation of 504,000 pediatric syringes and 220,000 dilutional vials to Honduras. This donation is part of the global efforts of the Biden-Harris Administration to save lives and defeat the COVID-19 pandemic in Honduras and the world. 

The United States and Honduras are working together to promote an equitable and inclusive economic recovery to stimulate economic growth and create quality jobs. This donation will help protect the Honduran people and especially Honduran children from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus. This donation is also helping thousands of Honduran students to return to the classroom as part of the recovery of the education and health sector. 

The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Colleen Hoey, the Miniter of Health José Manuel Matheu, the Representative of the Pan American Health Organization in Honduras Piedad Huerta, and the Director of the United States Agency for International Development Janina Jaruzelski participated in the event. 

This is the third of several donations planned for the year of 2022. In a previous meeting between President Castro and Vice President Harris, the U.S. government committed to providing 504,000 syringes and 220,000 vials of diluent for pediatric vaccines and $1.35 million dollars for the refurbishment of educational and health establishments in collaboration with this effort. 

To date, the United States has donated more than 4.2 million doses of vaccines to Honduras through the COVAX mechanism. 

April 5, 2022