US Donates Ventilators to Bolivia to Support Hospitals in the Fight Against COVID-19

US Donates Ventilators to Bolivia to Support Hospitals in the Fight Against COVID-19

By Voice of America (VOA)/Edited by Diálogo Staff
September 25, 2020

On August 25, during the formal presentation of 200 ventilators donated by the United States at the Bolivian government palace, Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Áñez said that the medical equipment would be equally distributed across the country.

Áñez welcomed the donation, which “will strengthen the health system,” in addition to other important measures, such as hospital refurbishment. She also confirmed that the South American country is focused on three objectives: to protect democracy, the economy, and the population’s health.

For his part, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Bruce Williamson said that the donation, valued at $2.5 million, was possible thanks to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Bolivia in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

The donation follows a similar donation in July, together totaling 450 ventilators.

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