UNICEF and USAID deliver a new batch of COVID-19 treatment equipment to Ministry of Health
Yerevan, 7 August 2020 –U.S. Ambassador Lynne Tracy and USAID/Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser met with Deputy Minister of Health Lena Nanushyan and Acting UNICEF Representative Liv Elin Indreiten and reaffirmed joint partnership and next steps in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia.
Partners visited the Republican Center for Humanitarian Aid where a new batch of COVID-19 treatment equipment was delivered by the Ministry of Health. The supplies included 24 oxygen concentrators and 2000 nasal prongs, which will be distributed to hospitals treating patients with COVID-19.
With the support of USAID, UNICEF has also delivered 10,000 COVID-19 test kits to the Ministry and will continue to deliver critical supplies, equipment and training to healthcare workers, as well as raise the awareness of the public on precautionary measures and how to cope with this new reality.
UNICEF works to ensure that every child in Armenia is cherished, nurtured and cared for. Building on more than 70 years of global experience and 25 years of achieving results for children in Armenia, UNICEF is committed to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children living in poverty and isolation. From the maternity ward to the end of high school, UNICEF teams up with partners so that all children and families in Armenia benefit from improved policies, services and facilities across the country.
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