The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF has donated a consignment of materials to the government of Cameroon to help in the fight against the COVID-19.
The equipment comprised of protective suits, jackets, surgical and face masks were handed over to the Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday May 19 by UNICEF’s Jacques Boyer who praised government’s effort in the fight against the pandemic.
He said this donation is just the first phase of several donations that will be handed over to the Ministry of Public Health. The next phase of donation will equally focus on equipment to protect health workers but also oxygen concentrators and cartridges that will enable laboratories to carry out rapid screening and immediately identify persons affected by the COVID-19.
“We want to ensure all health personnel who are at the forefront are protected so that they can be able to carry out their duties in serenity and safe lives,” Jacques Boyer said.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the government, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Health, Alim Hayatou thanked UNICEF for the gesture a well as praised the ongoing cooperation that exists between them as well as other partners in the fight against the pandemic. He said the donation is timely given that efforts have been doubled in the past weeks to ensure health workers are protected as the virus keeps propagating.