UNICEF procured lifesaving supplies includes (PPE)

In Damascus, UNICEF supports a national campaign to vaccinate priority groups against COVID-19

Health worker giving vaccine to elder man
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Hasan Belal
15 February 2022

To support Syrians to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF procured lifesaving supplies – including personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment – for a value of nearly US$ 4.3 million’ since May 2020.

This equipment has been crucial in protecting the health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic response. They are at higher risk as they treat and care for patients with COVID-19. With PPE, they can take every precaution to keep themselves safe, they can continue serving their communities.

Health worker talking to elder woman
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Hasan Belal

When we protect health workers, we can help to ensure the most vulnerable women and children in the country will continue to have access to life-saving services, without risking years of progress and resulting in the poorest children falling further behind.

By keeping the health care workers safe, and making efforts for the successful roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines in Syria, we can make sure children continue to have access to existing, life-saving vaccines to prevent outbreaks of preventable diseases alongside the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health worker talking to man
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Hasan Belal

UNICEF’s procurement of COVID-19-related supplies has been supported by generous contributions from The Austrian National Committee for UNICEF, The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA/USAID), the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) , Governments of Canada and Japan, Kuwait Funds, Qatar Charity, Government of Sweden, and The Syria Humanitarian Fund.