This Friday, the American government announced that it has provided a 5.7 million dollar envelope to Morocco as part of its support for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
It includes $4 million from the Economic Support Fund (ESF) to promote socio-economic recovery of marginalized and vulnerable populations in urban and rural areas through a cash transfer program, according to the State Department, which issued a statement detailing the health and humanitarian assistance of the United States in various countries to combat the Coronavirus.
This support is also ” $1.7 million for health assistance to help prepare laboratory systems, activate case detection and event-based epidemiological surveillance, support technical experts in response and preparedness, strengthen risk communication, among others,” the statement said.
“This aid builds on long-term U.S. investments in Morocco of more than $2.6 billion over the past 20 years, including $64.5 million for the health sector,” it said.
The State Department said that since this health crisis erupted, the U.S. government has raised more than $775 million in emergency health, humanitarian, economic and development assistance to help governments, international organizations and NGOs.
“Provided by Congress, This funding will save lives by improving public health education, protecting health facilities and increasing laboratory, disease surveillance and rapid response capabilities in more than 120 countries,” U.S. diplomacy said.