UNFPA Pacific donates Personal Protective Equipment to FSM
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- Published: Thursday, 08 April 2021 04:52
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FSM, 25 March 2021 – The United Nations Population Fund’s Pacific Sub-Regional Office has donated the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and Dignity Kits to the Department of Health and Social Affairs of the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia.
This equipment was donated to support the continuity of sexual and reproductive health services and protect health workers who will deliver these services in the event of community transmission of COVID19.
Upon receipt of the donated supplies at the Pohnpei State Public Health, Public Health Chief Dr. Rally Jim said that the “Donation of PPEs and dignity kids from UNFPA will support Pohnpei health services’ overall COVID-19 preparedness. The dignity kits, for example, are very impressive and the contents are very well thought out in terms of what women would need in an emergency.”
These kits ensure that women and girls can access basic services, including health care during the disasters. UNFPA also works through these distributions to ensure women and girls and young people have access to knowledge of where to access ongoing needs for sexual and reproductive health services and responses for gender-based violence. The UNFPA Pacific Dignity Kits (in the blue waterproof bag) consists of sarongs, reusable sanitary napkins, soap and combs, sandals, towels, t-shirts, underwear, soap case, flashlights, mosquito coils, zip lock bags, toothbrush and toothpaste, whistle, and disposable sanitary napkins.