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COVID19: WAHO, Germany Donate 8m Dollars PPEs to Nigeria

The West African Health Organization, WAHO has donated assorted Personal Protective Equipment, PPE’s, worth Eight million dollars to Nigeria for COVID19 response.

 Presenting the items, in Abuja, the Director General of WAHO, Professor Stanley Okolo said the goods which are the first batch of the consignment were procured in collaboration with the Government of Germany.  

He said the organization was mindful of the need for a regional  response to the pandemic which has affected thousands.

The ECOWAS cluster coordinator and German representative, Mr Ludwig Kirchner highlighted the items to include over twelve thousand goggles, two hundred and Ninety four thousand gloves, over twenty three thousand Gowns, eight thousand one hundred and Ninety coveralls.

Other items included one thousand six hundred face shields, twelve thousand N95 masks, ten thousand surgical masks, five thousand hand sanitizers, two ventilators and over Forty thousand Diagnostics test kits. 

 Receiving the items the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who thanked WAHO and the German Government for the donation, described the products as critical supplies for COVID-19 response.

He also promised to ensure that the commodities are put into proper use.

Emmanuel Kutara

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