UNICEF procures personal protective equipment worth over KGS 12 million and testing kits to help the Kyrgyz Republic respond to COVID-19
BISHKEK, April 2, 2021 – UNICEF delivered personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Development worth over KGS 12,000,000, including 24,200 masks, 4,000 coveralls and 4,288 goggles as part of its support on the COVID-19 response.
In addition, UNICEF also procured 8,000 PCR COVID-19 tests and laboratory kits to the Ministry of Health and Social Development. These testing kits were funded through the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, housed at the World Bank.
The Ministry of Health will use these tests and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support its ongoing efforts to respond to the pandemic. Through its global supply division based in Copenhagen, the world’s largest humanitarian warehouse, UNICEF procured the tests and PPE on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Development.
UNICEF will continue to support the Government in the COVID-19 response by providing essential supplies to those working at the frontlines and supporting the overall socioeconomic response measures to ensure that every child can survive and thrive.
The Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) is a financing mechanism housed at the World Bank and is designed to provide an additional source of financing to help the world’s low-income countries respond to cross-border, large-scale outbreaks.
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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