UNICEF delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) to Turkmenistan for employees of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry. The representative office of the UN unit announced this on its website on December 1.
PPE worth $ 225,000 includes overalls, masks, face masks, gowns, gloves and goggles.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the world, it is becoming increasingly clear that personal protective equipment is a critical component of ongoing prevention and response. And we are responsible for protecting the health of medical workers, ”said Alexandru Nartea, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Turkmenistan .
The news release noted that UNICEF has been supporting Turkmenistan in the supply of the necessary medical equipment and hygiene items since the outbreak of the pandemic around the world and will continue to provide this support to overcome it.
On the same charter flight, the four main vaccines against hepatitis A, seasonal flu, typhoid fever and human papilloma virus were delivered to the country for routine immunization. This is the third shipment this year and fulfills UNICEF's 2021 vaccine procurement and delivery commitments and will ensure continued vaccination of children in the country.
In October, UNICEF donated 5,400 disinfectants and 618,250 masks to Turkmenistan in the amount of $ 332,000.
On November 30, Turkmenistan: Golden Age reported that UN agencies have launched an awareness campaign to raise public awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNICEF, together with WHO, also organized the 5th briefing for the media and public organizations of Turkmenistan on effective ways of informing the population about pandemic prevention.
“New options for COVID-19 are emerging, so we need to effectively educate people and communicate risks. It is important to vaccinate as many people as possible. As always, we need to continue to wear masks, wash our hands, keep our distance and ventilate the premises, ”said Egor Zaitsev, WHO representative .
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan