UNICEF procuring respirators and protective equipment to fight COVID-19 in Serbia

23 March 2020
COVID-19 zaštitna oprema
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Belgrade, 23 March 2020 - UNICEF has mobilized all available resources to immediately support the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in the fight against the COVID-19.

Fifty respirators, protective equipment and hygiene kits, worth over $500,000, have been ordered.

Thanks to personal donations from Nordeus employees and with the support of the company's founders, UNICEF is procuring 15 respirators. Moreover, with the financial support of Phi Academy, Vojvodjanska Bank, regular donors and Ana Ivanovic, UNICEF’s National Ambassador, an additional 35 respirators are being purchased.

The first part of the delivery of personal protective equipment, including masks, protective suits, visor goggles and gloves, for healthcare professionals is expected this week, as is the first contingent of 1,700 hygiene kits for the most vulnerable families with children.

Fifty respirators, protective equipment and hygiene kits, worth over $500,000, have been ordered.

One of the key elements of UNICEF's global mandate is to respond to emergency situations with its expertise and operational experience. UNICEF in Serbia, by its rapid response, is contributing to efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the lives of children, young people and their families.

Solidarity in difficult times is crucial in order to tackle the challenges we all face together.

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Jadranka Milanovic
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UNICEF Serbia
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Tel: +381 63 336 283

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