Worldwide, COVID-19 has overwhelmed the effectively being systems and precipitated widespread social and financial disruptions. The WHO and The Republic of Korea are presumably the most standard to handover donations of lifesaving equipment and Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) take a look at kits for COVID-19 response. The materials were officially handed over to Honourable Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, Minister of Health (MOH) by WHO Representative, Dr Desta Tiruneh on 26 April 2021.
The materials donations embody; PCR take a look at kits from The Republic of Korea (value USD 200,000) and lifesaving ventilators from WHO, (value over USD100,000). Moreover, 25 boxes of reagents for reference samples from the West African Health Organisation (value $3,700) were also handed over.
Your complete value of donated goods exceeds fifteen million and seven hundred thousand Dalasis (GMD 15.7 million).
The take a look at kits are crucial for effectively timed and accurate prognosis of COVID-19. Testing is the first critical step in identification and isolation of conditions and quarantining contacts, which paves the formulation for successful containment of the spread of COVID19 and mitigates its unfavorable influence.
The ventilators with the accessories much like air compressors and spare substances will traipse a protracted formulation in making improvements to the administration of critical COVID-19 sufferers in intensive care and saving lives.
Neatly sooner than and unless the legit pronouncement of COVID-19 outbreak in The Gambia in March 2020, WHO has been within the forefront in offering the specified technical enhance and steering to the Republic of The Gambia. WHO intently supported the Authorities in mobilizing and captivating partners in enhance of COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts.
The Hon Minister of Heath, Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh expressed his gratitude to The Republic of Korea and WHO, and West African Health Organisation for the type and effectively timed donations.
“We instruct thanks to WHO, Republic of Korea and West African Health Organisation. The materials will traipse a protracted formulation to make optimistic early detection and administration of COVID-19. Our partners considered that their enhance and resources are crucial to the folk of The Gambia and they’re very vigilant to search for truly acceptable spend of all donated resources and we are prepared to lend a hand out so,” mentioned Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh.
WHO Representative, Dr Desta Tiruneh, indicated that the donated equipment and COVID-19 take a look at kits designate is but any other clear step in supporting The Gambia’s effort in combating the pandemic. “The donations are in all probability to be no longer the first. WHO has got donations from The Republic of Korea dating from the muse of the pandemic and we are very grateful for exemplary solidarity.” Dr Desta Tiruneh added, “The persisted enhance to the Ministry of Health demonstrates our long-standing partnership and collaboration with the government to war the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever sooner than, the WHO is committed to supporting the government to stem the tide in opposition to COVID-19.”
Dr Desta Tiruneh extended his gratitude to all countries, organizations and philanthropists (in The Gambia and Globally) who must confirmed sturdy solidarity to fund the efforts of the World Health Organization, which in flip enabled the organization to render much wished enhance to Member States across the field. He added, “WHO, along with UN Agencies and other inclinations partners will enhance the Authorities of The Gambia within the COVID-19 response.”
The WHO urges persisted spend of public effectively being measures much like declaring social distance; upright hand hygiene; and wearing of facemasks. All eligible folk must be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, totally free at nearest effectively being centres, countrywide. The vaccines are safe and efficient and are complementary interventions that must be taken along with the preventive public effectively being measures.