CARE INTERNATIONAL DONATES PPES, IPC KITS WORTH SH40M TO FIGHT COVID-19

Some of the PPEs donated by CARE International to fight Covid-19

BY WALTER KUMIRA

GULU: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021.

Gulu district and City Covid-19 Taskforce committee has appreciated CARE International for donating Personal Protective Equipment and Infections Prevention and Control Kits worth over sh40m and fuel to help fight coronavirus.

The donations amounting include hand sanitizers, 325 pieces of medical gloves, 30 Jerrycans of five liters of Gik, 158 pieces of face-masks, 720 copies of leaflets containing Covid-19 vaccination messages translated in five languages, and 100 liters of fuel among others.

The benefiting districts from Acholi and West Nile regions will include Gulu district, Gulu City, Amuru, Nwoya, and Omoro, Arua, Madi Okollo, Terego and Adjumani.

Stephen Odong Latek, the Resident District Commissioner of Gulu while receiving part of the consignment said that the donation will boost their plans for mass vaccination that will be commencing soon.

Dr Kenneth Cana, the acting District Health Officer, said the donation was spot on because they were grappling with challenges of PPEs and IPC Kits and shortages of fuel to support Covid-19 fight.

Godfrey Obalim, the Project Officer of CARE International, said the donation which was made with funding support from the US Government under First and Fair Covid-19 Pooled Programme aims at equipping front line workers and Task-force committees to fight the pandemic.

Obalim also noted that they have delivered majority of the items except leaflets containing Covid-19 vaccination messages and few others which they are now in advanced stages of procuring.

He however, stated that the First and Fair Covid-19 Pooled Programme which started in April this year in South West, West Nile and Acholi sub-regions will end on December 30, 2021.

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