5 March 2021. Tashkent. - First batch of Personal Protected Equipment (PPEs) was delivered in Uzbekistan and handed over to the Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health Service in the framework of World Health Organization project funded by the European Union. The delivery includes personal protective equipment such as surgical masks, respirators, gloves and face shields. Second batch of personal protective equipment will be delivered to Tashkent on 12 February.
The European Union provided EUR 2.2 mln for 34 months project focused on effective, rapid, and coordinated response to COVID-19 in Uzbekistan. The project, which is implementing by the World Health Organization Country’s Office, focus on a particular emphasis on provision of personal protective equipment to health and first-line workers in healthcare facilities all over the country. Procurement of WHO-recommended PPEs for healthcare workers not only working with COVID-19 patients but also in other health services and facilities, is essential to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
With the financial support of the European Union and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, the project in strengthening infection prevention and control measures through procurement of sufficient and good-quality PPEs for all healthcare workers in the country.