US provides 2.2m additional doses of Pfizer vaccine to Egypt 

Daily News Egypt
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The United States (US) delivered on Sunday 2.2m doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to Egypt as part of its global campaign to combat the coronavirus.

The delivery marks the latest milestone in American-Egyptian efforts to fight the virus.

To date, the US has delivered 23.5m vaccine doses to Egypt — more than all other countries in the Middle East and North Africa combined — and encourages all eligible Egyptians to get vaccinated.  

Highlighting the importance of cooperating in combating the pandemic, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that “a global problem requires a global solution.  No one country acting alone can stop the virus.” 

The US government — through USAID — has provided more than $55m (EGP 864m) — to support Egypt’s coronavirus response. USAID programmes have been training healthcare workers, boosting small businesses, helping in tracking the virus, and delivering vaccines to the Egyptian people.

This support builds on the more than $1bn (EGP 15.7bn) the US has invested in Egypt over the past 40 years to improve its healthcare.   

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