The UNICEF has delivered protective medical equipment and supplies to Nepal, destined to protect COVID 19 health workers today. The delivery was made possible by a generous financial contribution from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The 300,000 US dollars grant provided by the Asian Development Bank to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) funded the purchase of emergency medical supplies and equipment in support of Nepal’s ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The consignment of medical supplies and equipment that arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport today will equip COVID-19 isolation units in identified hospitals across the country, in response to the needs identified by the Ministry of Health and Population.
To date, UNICEF Nepal has provided a range of supplies that are helping to ensure that; more than 70,000 children and women across the country continue to receive essential healthcare services; more than 20,000 children continue to learn through distance/home-based education; and more than 55,600 people have access to critical water, sanitation and hygiene supplies and services. In addition, UNICEF has reached millions of people in the country with messaging about the risks and how to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Source: National News Agency Nepal