UNICEF and USAID hand over COVID-19 medical equipment to Ministry of Health
May 11, Ulaanbaatar – UNICEF handed over COVID-19 testing and treatment-related medical equipment and supplies worth USD $ 600,000 to the Ministry of Health (MoH) today. 98,400 Standard Covid tests, 20 infusions, 80 syringe pumps, 10,500 boxes of dexamethasone, and 80 pulse-oximeters were handed over to MoH as part of the 1.5 million USD “USAID Funded UNICEF COVID-19 Response” project.
Mr. Enkhbold Sereejav, Minister of Health; Mr. Evariste Kouassi Komlan, UNICEF Representative; Ms. Michelle M. Lang-Alli, Director of USAID Office of Health; and Mr. Joseph Anthony D. Lachica, USAID Health Systems Strengthening Advisor, attended the official handover ceremony held at the Ministry of Health.
This USAID funded project began in August 2021 aiming to support national and local governments in reaching targeted populations in high-risk communities, including children, pregnant and lactating women, the elderly, and those living in remote areas, with behavior change messages and hygiene information to prevent and respond to COVID-19 through diverse channels. Furthermore, the project implemented data collection and analysis to improve the overall COVID-19 emergency response and trainings on Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action for healthcare workers, government officials, and social workers.
UNICEF will continue to promote the COVID-19 booster dose vaccination campaigns nationwide, training on mental health to community engagement activities, procurement and distribution of additional hygiene items, including disinfectants, soaps, and hand sanitizers for targeted schools, dormitories, Kindergartens, child care centers, and protection shelters in 21 provinces.
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.