United States Supports COVID-19 Detection and Prevention in Djibouti

The United States provided hygiene kits, personal protective gear, laboratory supplies, and other equipment to the Government of Djibouti this week to assist in the detection and prevention of COVID-19.  On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André visited Djibouti’s Central Purchasing Office for Essential Medicines and Equipment to hand over detection equipment, consumables, primers and probes to increase the Ministry of Health’s capacity to detect COVID-19.  On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense donated hygiene kits and personal protective equipment to the Djiboutian Ministry of Health to assist in combatting and preventing the disease.  Multiple Department of Defense funded humanitarian projects, including the delivery of a machine to determine strains of COVID-19, are slated for delivery to the Government of Djibouti this month.  The United States salutes the people of Djibouti for their perseverance and resiliency during this crisis and congratulates them for containing the spread of the pandemic.