Monrovia, seventh September 2021: The WHO Acting Country Representative, Dr. Zabulon Yoti and the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Peter Speyrer, on 7 September 2021 handed over a donation of 462 containers (924,000 items) of facemasks and 11 items of GeneX-pert machine modules to the Ministry of Health. The donation of the facemasks was made potential by means of help supplied to the WHO Country Office by the German Government. This help has been channeled by means of a mission which geared toward strengthening emergency preparedness and response and procurement of non-public protecting and diagnostic tools.
Speaking throughout the ceremony, the WHO Acting Representative, Dr. Zabulon Yoti, stated that with the COVID-19 resurgence, WHO is partnering with different donors and stakeholders to urgently increase all interventions areas in making certain the availability of ample provides and diagnostic tools that are crucial requirement. Dr. Yoti stated the use of facemask has change into extraordinarily vital on this time of the COVID-19 pandemic however, will also be used to help the different areas of well being. “Expanding the capacity for COVID-19 testing is key to slowing down COVID-19 transmission and reducing sickness and death in the country,” stated Dr. Yoti.
The Deputy Health Minister for Planning, Policy Monitoring and Evaluation and Research at the Ministry of Health, Mr. Vaifee Tulay acquired the donation on behalf of the Honorable Minister of Health. Hon. Tulay stated that the donation would assist the nation in its COVID-19 prevention efforts and testing for COVID-19 in addition to different ailments like HIV. He counseled the German Government and WHO for the collaboration in supporting the nation’s response. The Government of Germany is one among the foremost companions supporting well being infrastructure growth in addition to offering help for crucial commodities.
WHO continues to help the Government of Liberia in the response to COVID-19, together with by means of strengthening laboratory capability. WHO can also be working with the Government for the continuation of important and routine well being companies all through the nation.