UNICEF provides UAH 16 million worth of essential supplies in response to COVID-19 in Ukraine
In April, UNICEF in Ukraine procured medical equipment, personal protective equipment and hygiene supplies for hospitals in eastern Ukraine. Close partnership with the private sector in Ukraine has led to the provision of nearly UAH 16 million worth of assistance.
To support the national health care system in response to COVID-19, UNICEF has shipped oxygen concentrators, oximeters and personal protection equipment for medical workers. The batch of much-needed supplies has been delivered to the regions this week.
“UNICEF is standing ready to support health care institutions with critical supplies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance will help patients with severe respiratory disorders, and doctors who are tirelessly performing their work in hazardous environments,” said Ms. Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine. “We also appreciate all the contributions from our private sector partners that made this help possible.”
Nineteen health care facilities in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine will benefit from oxygen concentrators.
UNICEF is also procuring personal protective equipment and sanitizers for the laboratory that provides the entire Donetsk region with coronavirus PCR testing.
An adequate water and hygiene supply remains essential, especially in areas with frequent water supply cuts. Together with private sector partners, UNICEF is delivering over 200 tons of drinking water, creating a reliable stock in health care facilities in the east. Around 10,000 medical staff and patients will receive sanitary kits, as a part of the COVID-19 response. The water and hygiene supplies are worth nearly UAH 6 million.
UNICEF is continuing to work with local markets and companies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNICEF is calling for support from the international community and local businesses to fund its US$29.9 million COVID-19 appeal – including US$8.5 million for the humanitarian response – to help reach and protect the most vulnerable children and women in Ukraine.
How to support the fight against COVID-19 in Ukraine:
- On the website: https://www.unicef.org/ukraine/підтримати-юнісеф
- If you are a company, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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