UNICEF Moldova delivered professional protective and medical equipment for health workers
1.4 tons of professional protective and medical equipment for the front-line medical workers
Chisinau, 21 April 2020 – An UNICEF shipment of professional protective and medical equipment for health workers, weighing more than 700 kg, was delivered to the Government of Moldova in Chisinau to support its response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The total value of the supplies donated by UNICEF in this batch equals USD 116,000.
“Protecting healthcare workers remains a top priority,” said Desiree Jongsma, UNICEF Country Representative to Moldova. “They are the true heroes on the frontline, who continue tirelessly providing care and support to families affected in this unparalleled global crisis. UNICEF warehouses and distribution centers around the world enable us to coordinate agile responses to emergencies like this one.”
The more than eight cubic meter consignment, procured by UNICEF through its global Supply Division in Copenhagen, and according to the needs assessment conducted together with the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, includes 649 Infra-red non-contact thermometers and 40,320 high filtration masks. The N-95 respirator masks provided have a filtration level of > 95 % for particles from 0.1 to 0.3 micron and conform to standards recommended by the World Health Organization for healthcare workers.
As a leader in the procurement of products and services for children, UNICEF works with suppliers and the private sector at large to secure affordable prices and the best value for money. UNICEF’s global Supply Division in Copenhagen is home to the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world and has also several hubs spread over the world.