IGAD Hands Over EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response Project Supplies to Gov’t of Ethiopia


April 7/2021(ENA) The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in collaboration with European Delegation and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), handed over supplies procured within the framework of the EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response Project to the Government of Ethiopia, according to a press release of EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response Project.

Personal protective equipment, COVID-19 test kits, mobile lab, two standard ambulances and one advanced ambulance for use at cross border areas have been officially handed to Ministry of Health, it added.

The EU allocated 60 million Euros package to help tackle the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

The project focuses on vulnerable groups, including migrants, refuges, internally displaced persons, and cross boarder communities, it was learned.

The release stated that the project also focuses on the provision of health response, WASH services, presentation of gender –based violence and risk communication which aim to support more than 1 million people across the region.