United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
October 27, 2021
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Visit to the Niamey 1 Vaccination Clinic
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Acting Spokesperson Jalina Porter:
Today, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited the Niamey 1 Vaccination Clinic in Niamey, Niger, where she thanked public health workers and saw some of the 302,400 COVID-19 vaccines the United States has provided to Niger through COVAX being administered.
During her visit, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield observed how the U.S. government, through USAID Niger, is supporting the Ministry of Public Health’s work to ensure Niger can safely and effectively distribute vaccines, including by supporting training, planning, supply chain logistics, and communications outreach to make certain the vaccines are available for the people of Niger. She also emphasized the investments the United States is making to expand Africa’s vaccine manufacturing capacity.
“We know that no one is safe from COVID if everyone is not safe, and that is why we have made a commitment to make contributions to Niger and other places around the world,” Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield said. “And so, we are coordinating closely with WHO, with the African Union, and through COVAX to ensure that we get vaccines distributed as quickly as possible as they become available.”