Kampala, 01 October, 2020 / 7:10 pm (ACI Africa).
At least 900 health workers serving in dozens of Catholic facilities spread across Uganda have benefitted from Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Government of Germany through its Embassy in the country in a bid to support the fight against COVID-19 in the East African nation, Radio Sapientia reported Wednesday, September 30.
Donated by the Federal Republic of Germany, the items worth Eur.100,000.00 were given to “55 Catholic lower-level health facilities,” the Catholic Radio that is owned by the members of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) reported.
“The first 55 benefiting lower health units have got at least 900 health workers who need protection as they strive to save lives of Ugandans and refugees from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that is keeping the entire world on tenterhooks,” the Germany Ambassador in Uganda, Matthias Schauer has been quoted as saying during the ceremony that flagged off the truck carrying the equipment.
Ambassador Schauer added, “This support is aimed to enhance the preparedness and response capacity of the health facilities to handle patients with infectious diseases including SARS-CoV-2 virus disease (COVID-19), contain further spread of the infection and ensure the continuation of health services provided by these facilities.”