Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Remarks, Ambassador André, Peltier Hospital

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Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Remarks, Ambassador André, Peltier Hospital,
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Today, the American people are donating approximately $50,000 in protective gowns, protective suits, gloves, masks, visors, and medical monitoring equipment to the Ministry of Health.  This is the fifth delivery to the Ministry of Health made by the American people through the U.S. military to combat the spread of COVID-19.  We continue to be very impressed with the success the Minister of Health and his team have had in the fight against this pandemic.

As a committed partner to the Djiboutian people, the American people have contributed nearly $5 million to support Djibouti’s response to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.   This work is meant to prevent and alleviate human suffering and to build peace and prosperity throughout the region.

This donation will help to protect frontline healthcare workers throughout the Republic of Djibouti.  These materials will benefit healthcare workers and their families, as well as other residents throughout Djibouti who seek medical care.

We remember well the flooding of a year ago that led to a severe outbreak of mosquito-borne illnesses.  We all want to ensure that the covid virus does not exacerbate these other health challenges.  Let’s work together to address the health challenges facing our communities.

It is my pleasure to join you today to witness this important delivery.  Thank you.