Memorandum signed to enhance partnership between the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health and UNICEF to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

30 April 2020
Ghassan Khalil and Amiran Gamkrelidze

TBILISI, Georgia, 30 April 2020. UNICEF will continue supporting the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) in responding to COVID-19 pandemic within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed today by the Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Dr. Amiran Gamkrelidze, and UNICEF Representative in Georgia Dr. Ghassan Khalil.


Group Photo NCDC and UNICEF


. The partnership is a continuation of a long-term close and productive cooperation between NCDC and UNICEF and will include the following issues:

  • procurement of essential medical supplies and health products, including health technologies;
  • development and implementation of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy and Action Plan on COVID-19;
  • uninterrupted access to basic medical services for pregnant women and young children;
  • effective utilization of digital technologies and electronic health management information systems. 


UNICEF also donated a vehicle to NCDC to serve in meeting the increasing needs of Covid-19 response.  


Car donated to NCDC

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Maya Kurtsikidze
Communication Officer
UNICEF Georgia

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Memorandum of Cooperation between UNICEF and National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health


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