UNICEF provides MNT 2.9 billion support to COVID response

05 January 2023
Project beneficiaries
Ariunzaya Davaa

Ulaanbaatar, January 5 – UNICEF Mongolia provided additional MNT 2.9 billion worth of support to the Government of Mongolia as part of COVID-19 preparedness and response.

The funding has been granted by the German Government to Mongolia through UNICEF.  UNICEF Mongolia has procured essential health equipment, diverse equipment and strengthened health professionals’ capacities to be prepared for the next pandemic and further improve health sector response across the country.

Since the pandemic, the total COVID-19 cases in Mongolia have reached over one million people with 2100 people dead as of January 2023. Even though the number of cases registered every day has decreased in the country, WHO and UNICEF advise to further strengthen the preparedness and response to COVID-19 and other diseases including influenza which is circulating intensively in Mongolia.

"Although we have seen the global COVID-19’s infected number decreasing; COVID-19 is still a global emergency. We must continue investing in preparedness in the health sector and response and its capacity. Mongolia is highly prone to seasonal influenza which mainly affects children and pregnant women. So this generous support from Germany, is making really difference where hospitals and clinics are in huge need" says UNICEF Mongolia Representative Evariste Kouassi-Komlan.

In 2022, UNICEF Mongolia provided a total of MNT 6.4 billion worth of supplies and technical support to health sector which included fully equipped mobile clinics, medicine packages and medical devices such as incubators, fetal monitor, resuscitation table, fetal doppler, injection and syringe pumps.

Media contacts

Ariunzaya Davaa
Communication specialist
UNICEF Mongolia
Tel: (976) 11 312217 2203

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