The UNDP Namibia Deputy Resident Representative, Dr Armstrong Alexis handed over a donation of supplies & equipment to the Ministry of Health's COVID19 Emergency Operating Centre. The donation included thermo-guns, gloves, sanitizers, disinfectants, a Television screen and soap.
UNDP Namibia has mobilized its human, technical and financial resources and embarked on a comprehensive plan to as far as possible. The UNDP Namibia offer focuses on three dimensions, including preparing for, responding to and recovering from Covid-19. “As such, we are working with government and other partners on areas that are affected by CovidD-19 in different sectors,” Alexis added.
The supplies and equipment earmarked for the Emergency Operating Centre include four infrared thermoguns, one 55” television screen, 18 400 single-use hand gloves, 10 litres of surface disinfectant, 20 litres of hand sanitizers and 100 litres of handwashing soap.
The Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Mr Ben Nangombe expressed his gratitude to UNDP for this donation. The supplies are earmarked for the Emergency Operating Centre, which houses a call centre for the national toll-free Covid-19 number. “The support from UNDP to the Emergency Operating centre is timely and this will strengthen the Centre’s operations to fight against Covid-19”, he stated.
UNDP’s support to Namibian frontline workers ensures that they are equipped to consistently track the pandemic as they execute the various responsibilities at the Emergency Operating Centre. UNDP’s support also ensures that Namibia’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic is inclusive, so that no one is left out and that the country continues to make progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.