UNICEF delivered dexamethasone medicines to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, 15 March – Dexamethasone medical products worth over 413,000 US dollars have been provided by UNICEF to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry for further distribution to relevant public health institutions across Turkmenistan.
In the context of ongoing global pandemic, the availability of dexamethasone products consisting of 4.4 tons of tablets and ampules financed by UNICEF will contribute to the implementation of the National Acute Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan and will serve as a critical medication for the treatment of patients with severe respiratory infections. Dexamethasone products are used in a wide range of conditions as a common supportive treatment option for ill patients, both for children and elderly people.
“From the beginning of the global pandemic, UNICEF has been supporting the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, and this donation of dexamethasone – a medicine which was tested and proved to improve the health outcomes of patients with respiratory diseases – demonstrates our strong partnership in upholding a healthy life for every child,” says Alexandru Nartea, Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Turkmenistan.
During the last decades, UNICEF has been supporting the Government of Turkmenistan by providing procurement and delivery services to protect and safeguard children and families with critical medicines, vaccines, vaccine-related equipment, and hygiene supplies.
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.
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