The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and USA Healthcare Alliance (USAHA) on Wednesday launched a new initiative to expand export opportunities for U.S. healthcare companies and support healthcare infrastructure in emerging markets.
“Together, USTDA and USAHA will leverage our respective resources to link more U.S. companies to some of the most impactful healthcare infrastructure projects in emerging markets. This will also support good-paying U.S. jobs through exports,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Acting Director. “In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our collaboration will lead to a world that is better prepared with the necessary healthcare infrastructure, thanks to the innovation and ingenuity of America’s private sector.”
In a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier today, USTDA and USAHA highlighted their shared mission to work with U.S. industry and help partner countries address healthcare infrastructure gaps, protect against future pandemics, promote best value in procurement, and combat key challenges facing their public health systems.
“It is wonderful to celebrate this collaboration with USTDA, a U.S. government agency long at the vanguard of project preparation and export promotion in emerging markets,” said Trevor Gunn, Chair and Founder of USAHA. “USTDA’s prioritization of healthcare infrastructure is much welcomed by U.S. industry and our global partners.”
Collaborative activities will include raising awareness of initiatives, programs, and services offered by USTDA and USAHA, as well as conducting reverse trade missions, workshops, and roundtables to help U.S. healthcare companies compete on a level playing field with foreign competition on healthcare infrastructure projects.