U.S. Government renews partnership with UNICEF to strengthen COVID-19 response in Algeria

The United States Government and UNICEF renew their partnership to support Algeria's efforts in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

12 January 2022
Women taking temperature of a masked child

Algiers, 12-01-2022 - Since the appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic in Algeria, UNICEF has been mobilized to provide effective support to the Algerian Ministry of Health in the response against this pandemic. This support was provided in collaboration with institutional partners and civil society and our partners at the international level.

Aligned with the National Strategic Plan for the Deployment of COVID-19 Vaccination, this new program, worth one million US dollars, aims to strengthen national capacities in terms of vaccination as well as the health system through the purchase of essential equipment. In addition, this program will support risk communication and community engagement through awareness campaigns to encourage the public to maintain prevention measures such as masking and distancing.

Dr. Isselmou Boukhary expressed UNICEF's sincere gratitude to the United States government for its generous donation and constant support, stating:

“During this time of unprecedented global emergency, it is important and critical for UNICEF, as well as all its national partners, to contain and control the spread of Covid19 in Algeria, and it’s crucial for the good health of the entire Algerian population. I would like to express my gratitude for this important contribution and the commitment to achieve the targeted goals."

Dr. Isselmou Boukhary

Mr. Eric Barbee, Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy Algiers, reaffirmed his continued support to the Algerian government and to UNICEF in this common fight and underlined that:

“President Biden’s first priority is to end the pandemic at home and abroad, and build back better national and global health security.  UNICEF has been a trusted and effective partner in Algeria, especially in the fight against COVID-19, and we look forward to seeing even more progress toward advancing vaccinations and preventing infections through its close partnership with Algeria’s Ministry of Health.”

Eric Barbee

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