COVID-19: US donates 37 ventilators to Haiti
The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a shipment of 37 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Haiti to assist in its fight against COVID-19. These ventilators will be dispatched to seven hospitals across Haiti.
The donation delivers on President Donald Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies, and supports Haiti’s urgent response to the pandemic.
The ventilators, produced in the United States, reflect leading-edge and in-demand technology. They are compact, deployable, and provide Haiti with flexibility in treating patients affected by the virus.
For patients whose lungs are not working adequately despite receiving oxygen, this vital resource may prove life-saving.
U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison said, “COVID-19 can make it difficult for patients to breathe without assistance.
These ventilators will enable health providers in Haiti to deliver quality care that could save lives.