UNICEF ships second batch of COVID-19 test kits to Iran
In support of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and on the request of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, UNICEF Iran has provided 19,488 COVID-19 test kits which arrived in Tehran on Saturday 14 November.
The test kits, which are procured with funds from UNICEF’s Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF, will be distributed among hospitals and laboratories across the country.
Earlier in October, UNICEF imported 182,295 COVID-19 test kits which were handed over to Pasteur Institute for further distribution across the country.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF has delivered 63 metric tons of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health personnel as well as hygiene items, child friendly brochures and masks for children in vulnerable settings, including children in street situation, working children, children without caregivers and children with disability.
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.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.