The funds, it said, are to increase Cambodia’s readiness to administer Covid-19 vaccines, promote vaccinations in eligible populations, provide public health interventions for managing Covid-19 and strengthen laboratories to expand their testing capacity.
US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy said advancing global health security and disease outbreak preparedness is vital not only to protect health and safety, but also to ensure economic prosperity and defend the security of all countries.
“We are proud to provide this support, which will help Cambodians protect themselves, their neighbours and their economic future,” he said.
US support has also improved laboratory capacity, strengthened healthcare workers’ skills and helped to mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic, he said.
Government spokesman Phay Siphan said the government welcomed the US government’s assistance to Cambodia in its fight against Covid-19.
According to phnompenhpost.com