For immediate release
May 3, 2022
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Today, the United States, in partnership with COVAX, UNICEF and WHO, donated two million doses of Pfizer vaccine to the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia. These safe and effective vaccines will protect the Cambodian people and help prevent the spread of dangerous new variants.
“The United States views health security as a top priority and we will continue to work with COVAX partners to ensure people around the world have access to vaccines,” said W. Patrick Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom. Royal of Cambodia. “With this contribution, the United States reaffirms its long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of the Cambodian people.”
In Cambodia, the United States has now provided a total of more than three million doses of vaccine, $16 million in additional assistance through the United States Agency for International Development, and technical assistance essential through U.S. public health agencies throughout the pandemic, supporting surveillance, contract tracing, public outreach capacity, and research to stem the spread of COVID-19.
US efforts have reached more than ten million Cambodians with risk communication materials via television, social media, radio, text messaging and billboards. The support has improved laboratory capacity, strengthened the skills of healthcare workers and helped to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.
The United States is committed to leading the global response to COVID-19 that makes all of us, Americans and Cambodians, safer and healthier. We are proud to work with Cambodia to end the COVID-19 pandemic.