WHO and UK commit £1m to support Egypt in against COVID-19

June 16, 2021

first_imgWHO and UK commit £1m to support Egypt in against COVID-19 The United Kingdom is committing £1m through the World Health Organization to support the Egyptian government’s response to COVID-19.The funds will strengthen the Ministry of Health and Population’s rapid response, surveillance, and infection and prevention control capacities for COVID-19. The fund will also allow the WHO to provide essential supplies and equipment, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health personnel, disinfectants, and laboratory equipment such as safety cabinets, sampling kits and rapid tests.Through the fund, the WHO will also provide e-training to staff in the rapid response teams at governorate and district levels. The training will equip them with the essential skills required to operate in the field, including case detection and surveillance, contact tracing, and infection control.In July this year, the British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams, and Minister of International Cooperation Dr Rania El-Mashat, set out the key elements of the UK’s engagement with Egypt in their shared fight against COVID-19. The two governments are working hard to address the immediate medical needs of both Egypt and the UK by keeping essential trade flowing. In April, Egypt fulfilled an export agreement with the UK, sending shipments of medical gowns to support the UK.Regarding this new joint project, Sir Geoffrey Adams said:W> e are committed to leading the way in supporting Egypt through the COVID-19 crisis. This global challenge is unlike any other and I am delighted that the UK and Egypt are intensifying their bilateral development cooperation at this time, including on the vital issue of healthcare.Dr Naeema Al Gasseer, WHO Representative in Egypt, said:The WHO welcomes the solidarity and support from the UK to augment Egypt’s efforts in its fight to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, both through strengthening the public health system and by protecting the health of its people. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Ambassador, covid-19, detection, Egypt, Government, healthcare, infection, Ministry of Health, public health, surveillance, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, WHO, World Health Organizationlast_img

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