World Health Organization delivered humanitarian supplies in the amount of almost $9 million to the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2020
14 December 2020
- Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, as part of global purchases, WHO Regional Office for Europe, supported by the WHO Country Office in Uzbekistan has supplied medical equipment, reagents for laboratories, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Republic of Uzbekistan in the amount of almost $9 million.
In September two large consignments of PPEs, diagnostic supplies, clinical equipment and laboratory’s supplies purchased by the WHO for a total amount of $4,787,748 were delivered to Uzbekistan. In addition to this it is expected to receive another humanitarian aid for the total value of $1,101,216. It consists of bunch of the test kits and laboratory’s equipment for total amount of more than $155,000, equipment for care of critically ill patients along with supplies for Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for the total amount of $928,565.200.
One hundred oxygen concentrators in the amount of $65,000 have been purchased as part of the project on the hospital readiness, coordination and business continuity in the framework of the implementation of COVID-19 strategic preparedness and response plan in Uzbekistan.
The World Health Organization in the Republic of Uzbekistan assists the Government of Uzbekistan in various areas in accordance with its mandate in the field of healthcare. The humanitarian supply is part of assistance rendered to Uzbekistan by the World Health Organization, - said Dr Lianne Kuppens, WHO Representative in Uzbekistan.
The supplies are donated to the Agency for Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.