Batumi, Georgia, 4 May, 2020. UNICEF continues to respond to the emergency needs connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential personal protective equipment – gloves, face-shields, caps and sanitizers were delivered to the First University Clinic in Tbilisi and to 4 health clinics in Batumi, Adjara.
Total of 1000 litres of hand sanitizers, 50,000 gloves, 12,000 surgical masks and 3800 face-shields were distributed among the 5 health clinics, meeting their urgent needs to halt the spread of COVID-19.
“We need to support health workers who are on the frontlines of the pandemic." - Ghassan Khalil
“We need to support health workers who are on the frontlines of the pandemic and provide needs-based support to them. UNICEF remains on standby to support the Government of Georgia in delivering the essential supplies,” said Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF representative in Georgia.
UNICEF will continue provision of critical hygiene and medical supplies for healthcare professionals in the following weeks.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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