Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan

European Union funded delivery of medical supply to Uzbekistan within the WHO project

05/03/2021 - 08:38
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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.

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. 

  • Jussi Narvi, Charge d'Affaires a.i of the Delegation of European Union to the Republic of Uzbekistan pointed out: “During a pandemic like the one that is striking us since last spring, the everyday heroes are the people who look after our most fundamental needs, and the health care personnel is in the first line of defence against the virus for all of us. As a sign of our appreciation for them we have made it our priority to provide them with the protective equipment so that they can do their work safely and effectively. This project is a key part of the €36 Million Team Europe response to the pandemic in Uzbekistan”.
  • Dr Lianne Kuppens, Head of WHO in the Republic of Uzbekistan said: “This shipment is part of a joint delivery plan by WHO and the EU in supporting national health authorities to respond to the COVID-19. Personal Protective equipment will be distributed to health workers across the country in line with the needs”.

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.

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