Djibouti has received more than 150,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States.
The U.S. Department of State stated that it partnered with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the African Union to ensure the 151,200 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses arrived in Djibouti.
Mr. Jonathan Goodale Pratt, USA Ambassador in Djibouti said, “this donation will help protect the people of Djibouti from the devastating effects of COVID-19”.
On her part, Melva Johnson, Representative of UNICEF in Djibouti said, “this initiative will allow the continuation of the efforts made by Djibouti to curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure better protection for all.”
Last week, the United States announced the donation of 25 million COVID-19 doses to 49 African countries.
In a statement, the U.S. stated that the first shipments, planned for the coming days, will head to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Burkina Faso.
Djibouti has thus far recorded positive 11,632 coronavirus cases and 155 deaths.