U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Contributes Medical Supplies to Benin to Help Fight COVID-19

The United States government, through U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is proud to contribute $60,000 in equipment and supplies to support the Ministry of Health’s efforts to expand Beninese COVID-19 testing capacity by establishing diagnostic laboratories in Kandi and Lokossa.

This assistance is in addition to the $4.5 million that the United States government, through USAID, contributed in April to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Benin.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the State Department and USAID have committed more than $900 million to fight the pandemic in more than 120 countries. These funds are helping to prevent and control infection, bolster health screening, communicate risks to citizens, and coordinate readiness and response efforts.

The United States will continue to support important partners such as Benin to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health challenges.