The United Nations and the European Union have donated medical supplies to the Federal government to assist in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The medical supplies valued at $22m were donated through  the United Nations Covid-19 Basket Fund and the European Union.

It contained 545 oxygen concentrators, over 100,000 test kits, infrared digital no-touch thermometers, numerous personal protective equipment (PPEs), laboratory supplies and emergency health kits.

The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) received the items, and officially presented it to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 at an event attended by high-level delegates from the EU, Ministry of Health and UN.

According to the UN’s Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, “The arrival of the medical supplies will be a boost to the Government’s efforts to provide an efficient and effective healthcare response for those affected by the virus.

The European Union contributed EUR 50 million through the Nigeria One UN COVID-19 response, which serves as One COVID-19 Financing and Investment Platform, through which different stakeholders (including UN, other multilateral and bilateral donors, as well as private sector donors, foundations and philanthropists) can channel their financial support to the multi-sectoral efforts of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Response.

The chairman , Presidential Tasks force on Covid-19 ,Boss Mustapha expressed hope that Nigeria will conquer the coronavirus  virus with corporation of everyone and  such support from  the EUand  UN .

The supplies will aid efficiency among frontline health workers as the country continues to combat the Coronavirus.


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