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CDC of the United States promises 3.6 million USD to India to combat COVID-19

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US' CDC commits USD NewOn 12th May 2020,The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) of the United States of America has promised 3.6 million USD (around 27 crores) to the government of India, the first tranche of funding to help in strengthening the India to combat against the COVID-19 pandemic and to increase the laboratory capacity of SARS-COV-2 testing and to help molecular diagnostics and serology.

Key Points:

i.The fund is to provide support to the development of Infection Prevention and Control(IPC) centres which helps in improving the ability of the hospital networks to detect COVID-19 and to strengthen the local health system by improved surveillance and monitoring system

ii.CDC assists the local partners in responding to future threats and to provide technical assistance to the government in risk management and communication efforts.

iii.The CDC office in India is collaborating with the sub-national and other institutes to support the COVID-19 from January 2020.

iv.The US body provided training for the Healthcare nurses, administrators, physicians, hospital staff, laboratory operations and field epidemiology across India to equip the frontline response workers.

About CDC:
Director- Robert R.Redfield
Principal Deputy Director- Anne Schuchat
Founder- Dr.Joseph Mountin
Founded- July 1, 1946
Headquarters- Atlanta