September 9, 2021
For Immediate Release
United States Provides 50 Ventilator Test Lungs for the Treatment of Severely Ill Patients
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided 50 ventilator test lungs for training medical personnel and ventilator calibration to support the Government of Mongolia’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. These test lungs complement USAID’s critical care training for medical staff treating severely ill patients.
“In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, we are providing critical care training for severely ill patients. These test lungs will complement USAID’s critical care training for medical staff treating severely ill patients, which is jointly designed and implemented by top physicians from both Mongolia and the United States,” said Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory May. “This type of collaboration between Mongolia and the United States is central to the Strategic Partnership our two countries enjoy.”
With this additional assistance, the United States has provided over 4 million USD (11 billion MNT) bilaterally to help Mongolia respond to COVID-19.
The United States is the world’s largest provider of assistance in public health. Over the past two decades, the United States has provided more than 140 billion USD in global health assistance. This includes being the single largest donor to COVAX, the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access initiative with an initial pledge of 2 billion USD through USAID—out of a total planned 4 billion USD—to support the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for Mongolia and 91 other countries.