The United Nations (UN) in Lesotho on Tuesday handed over a shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 diagnostics and patient management equipment to the Government of Lesotho through health minister Motlatsi Maqelepo and the National COVID-19 Secretariat CEO, Thabo Khasipe, at the Ministry of health headquarters in Maseru.
The consignment consists of the following:
- PPE from the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the Organizing Committee of world Eco-Design Conference, for front-line workers.
- Critical supplies specifically for midwives and nurses from UNFPA to ensure continued delivery of sexual reproductive health and rights services
- Critical supplies for the COVID-19 response from the World Health Organization (WHO),
- Critical supplies for the COVID-19 response financed by the World Bank and procured by UNICEF, on behalf of the Government of Lesotho.