US donates 3 mdd for pandemic management in Mexico; Lopez-Gatell appreciates Landau's efforts

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By CAPosts 07 August, 2020 - 08:19pm 52 views

© SinEmbargo lopez-gatell The U.S. Ambassador to Mexico stressed that this support will strengthen the country's response to the COVID-19 epidemic. He added that with this money "together we can better understand and respond to the pandemic."

The U.S. government donated three million dollars to Mexico to support the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, Undersecretary of Health Hugo López-Gatell reported.

"We have received a donation of more than three million dollars from the United States government, specifically through U.S. disease control centers, a very robust institution with which Mexico has had a technical collaboration relationship for many years, many decades," the official said during his daily conference on the state of the new virus in Mexico.

López-Gatell detailed that age will be used to strengthen the management of the COVID-19 epidemic, do seroprevalence studies, increase the operational task force of the community action program, increase risk communication in specific communities, among other aspects.

"This donation comes from this collaborative work we have had with these institutions, including through the efforts of Ambassador Christopher Landau," he added.

The Undersecretary also appreciated the support of the Mexico-United States Science Foundation (FUMEC), as it will be the agency that allocates the resources through a trust.

For his part, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico stressed that this support will strengthen the country's response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

"The funds will be used to study the prevalence of the virus in Mexico, increase epidemiological surveillance, improve risk communication and study mobility in border populations," he wrote on his Twitter account.

1/2 I am pleased to announce an investment of more than $USD 3 million government ( @HHSGov ) to work with the government ( @SSalud_mx ) through a cooperation agreement between @CDCespanol and @FUMEC_ORG to strengthen the response to COVID-19. #SociosVecinosAmigos pic.twitter.com/BY2FPViQ2E

— Ambassador Christopher Landau (@USAmbMex) August 7, 2020

He added that with this money "together we can better understand and respond to the pandemic."

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