ISLAMABAD: The World Well being Organisation (WHO) will present £2.67 million (roughly $3.29 million) fund to Pakistan to scale up the nation’s efforts in its battle in opposition to the lethal coronavirus pandemic.
“This funding package will be used in 27 districts across all provinces in the country. The WHO has been working closely with the government of Pakistan to prepare and respond to the growing threat of Covid-19,” WHO Consultant in Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala mentioned on Tuesday.
He thanked United Kingdom’s Division for Worldwide Improvement (DFID) for the beneficiant assist saying it could go an extended method to strengthen the present response and save lives.
He added that it could additionally help WHO in offering technical, operational and logistical assist to Pakistan via present response coordination mechanisms at federal and provincial ranges.
The fund may even assist strengthen the nation’s capability to establish and diagnose circumstances of Covid-19, handle them via efficient prevention and management measures, improve group participation in curbing the unfold of the illness and improve individuals’s entry to dependable data in order that they might learn to shield themselves and others.
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Gaps in healthcare services and provision of Private Protecting Tools (PPEs) for healthcare employees may even be lined via this funding.
“These are extraordinary times. Across the world, millions of people are being affected by the coronavirus,” British Excessive Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner mentioned.
He introduced UK well being assist of £2.67 million to assist the federal government detect the circumstances of Covid-19, shield communities and help the affected.
“We are also looking to repurpose other UK aid work of up to £100 million to help protect the most vulnerable people in Pakistan by providing economic relief and social security packages,” he mentioned.
“We count on our friends in difficult times. United Kingdom and Pakistan enjoy the very best of international friendship. We will beat this [pandemic] together,” he added.
The WHO has been supporting Pakistan by strengthening Covid-19 response initiatives in collaboration with healthcare suppliers throughout the nation.
This consists of coaching of healthcare professionals, case administration and virus prevention and management measures.
The world well being physique has additionally assisted the nation within the distribution of private protecting gear (PPE) kits to well being services and helped within the dissemination of knowledge, Schooling and Communications (IEC) materials to lift public consciousness on Covid-19 and dispel any rumours and misinformation.
With enter from APP