The COVID-19 response support project for Nauru is implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Nauru Ministry of Health, with technical assistance provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Dr Akeem Ali, Acting Director of Pacific Technical Support and the acting WHO Representative to the South Pacific said, “Nauru has been working tirelessly to prepare for COVID-19 which includes looking at the health system as a whole and addressing gaps to ensure the country is resilient. The provision of these medical equipment is a part of this effort. We are glad to see that Nauru’s medical teams are now better equipped and better trained, and WHO is very glad to be working with Nauru throughout the process.”
Levan Bouadze, Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji said, “We are pleased to be part of this initiative which enables Nauru to strengthen its health sector to respond to challenges associated with COVID-19. I would like to thank the government of India for its generous support to this project and WHO, our partner in implementation, for excellent cooperation in this great example of south-south cooperation.”
The support programme commenced in July 2020 to strengthen health sector by providing medical equipment and supplies in preparation for COVID-19 scenario. It also supports Nauru to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (Sustainable Development Goal 3).
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Imran Khan, Officer-in-Charge, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Analyst, Multi-Country Western Pacific Programme, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji | Phone: +679 331 2018/ 837 6960 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org