Ukraine received $2.8 mln for cold chain systems for storage Covid19 vaccines.

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ukraine has allocated $2.8 mln to fund UNICEF’s procurement of WHO-prequalified equipment. These new cold chain systems will be provided to 3,100 COVID vaccination sites, including the 1,034 sites that are operational at primary healthcare clinics and to 800 mobile teams. This marks the beginning of an unprecedented modernization of Ukraine’s cold chain equipment for the transportation and temporary storage of vaccines.

Prime Minister and USAID sign an agreement aimed at improving the healthcare system and providing economic growth.

The Cabinet Minister of Ukraine and the U.S. government have signed an Additional agreement to the Contract on the implementation of task development” for a total of $9 million. “Thanks to this agreement, Ukraine will be able to direct additional financial resources to strengthen the capacity of the healthcare system and increase the effectiveness of treatment of diseases”, said Denys Shmyhal. The agreement provides for the allocation of $7 million to improve the health of Ukrainians and $2 million to

Yesterday, the US Embassy announced that the US Government is providing $155 million in “additional development funding” through USAID.

In the heading “Counter Russian Aggression” the US will provide $63 million “to reduce Ukraine’s energy and economic dependence on Russia by advancing connections to Europe’s energy grid and strengthening businesses in the East.” Other business-oriented projects include: promoting transparency, building the land market, safeguarding anti-corruption institutions, expanding judicial reform and supporting the development of online e-government platforms.

To cut corruption, all tender documents and tenders are to go online

, Kubrakov writes on Facebook. Other EU-standard moves include: an open register of asphalt plants; a calculator for evaluating the experience of contractor; use of internationally recognized contracts; and using the World Bank-approved HDM-4 software to evaluating the engineering and economic viability of road projects. The project is supported by the USAID’s TAPAS program, or Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services.