MANILA, FILIPINE (25 Aperila 2022) — Ua faamatuu mai e le Faletupe o Atinae a Asia (ADB) se fesoasoani e $10 miliona (25.6 miliona tala) mai lana polokalame o le Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Vaega 3) e fesoasoani ai i le faatupeina o le tali atu a le Malo o Samoa i le fa'ama'i coronavirus i totonu o Samoa (Koviti-19).
O lo’o fa’aauau pea ona tauivi Samoa ma le pipisi a le faamai i totonu o le atunu’u. Ua faamautu mai e le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina le 13 o tagata maliliu ona o le Koviti-19
“O le vave fa’asoaina atu o tupe o le a mafai ai e le Malo o Samoa ona fa’atino vave fuafuaaga ma faiga e faaitiitia ma taofia ai le fa’ama’i,” o le saunoaga lea a le Fa’atonu Sili o le ADB mo le Pasefika Leah Gutierrez. “O le si’itia o numera o tagata ua maea ona fai o tui puipui o le a fesoasoani ia Samoa ma le tele o le atu motu o le Pasefika”.
ADB Provides $10 Million Grant to Help Samoa Manage COVID-19
News Release | 25 April 2022
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (25 April 2022) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a $10 million (25.6 million tala) grant from its Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) to help finance the Government of Samoa’s response to the community transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Samoa continues to battle a surge in the domestic transmission of the virus. The Ministry of Health has confirmed 13 COVID-19-related deaths since the first case was detected at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital on 17 March 2022. The total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, from border and community cases, stands at about 7,185.
“This quick disbursing financing will enable the Government of Samoa to rapidly put in place measures to contain the virus,” said ADB Director General for the Pacific Leah Gutierrez. “Rising vaccination rates will help Samoa and most of the Pacific sub-region recover from the effects of the pandemic.”
The ADB-supported Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) fills a financing gap common to many Pacific developing member countries during disasters, providing a predictable and quick-disbursing source of financing for early response and recovery activities.
ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.