Nouakchott- The Embassy of the United States is an active participant in the response to COVID-19 in Mauritania. Today, the United States government is supplying the Ministry of Health with 3,000 Viral Transportation Media (VTMs). These VTMs, which are a vital component of the COVID-19 testing process, were donated by the U.S. Department of Defense, and will strengthen Mauritania’s capacity to identify COVID-19 patients and safely transport patient samples. HE Mr. Michael Dodman, Ambassador of the United States, said today, “the procurement of these VTMs is a further testament to the strong partnership we have with the Ministry of Health and other partners active in the nation’s COVID-19 response. These VTMs complement the U.S. government’s other efforts in the area of infection prevention and control within Mauritania.” The U.S. government, the leader in the global effort to respond to and end the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue to work with the Mauritanian government and its partners to contain the progression of the disease.
Nouakchott, June 22, 2020