US gives $11m to Cambodia’s vaccination program

The United States has gifted Cambodia US$11 million to bolster its Covid-19 vaccination program, which is accelerating across the country with 2 million people already inoculated.

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn thanked US ambassador Patrick Murphy, saying close cooperation between the country’s Health Ministry and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US was key to curbing the pandemic.

Funding will be used to acquire vaccinations through the Covax facility being run by the World Health Organization (WHO). Cambodia plans to vaccinate about 10 million citizens out of a population of 16 million by the end of the year.

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