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 dilution 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.
Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Colleen Hoey, the Minister 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 (USAID) in Honduras Janina Jaruzelski, participated in the event.
This is the third of several donations planned for 2022. In a previous meeting between Honduran President Xiomara Castro and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government committed to providing 504,000 syringes and 220,000 dilution vials for pediatric vaccines, as well as $1.35 million 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 vaccine doses to Honduras through the COVAX mechanism.
April 5, 2022