The Mano River Union (MRU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) turn over an assortment of supplies to be used in border Counties as part of the fight against #covid19.
MRU and UNDP are collaborating under a project title: “Support to the Mano River Countries in COVID-19 response at the borders”
The project focuses on support to health systems, border awareness and sensitization to enhance prevention and response, and improve cross border surveillance and cooperation among MRU Countries.
It is aimed at significantly reducing cross border transmission of COVID-19; and strengthening risk communication, community engagement and awareness.
The assortment of materials include thermometers, PPEs, hand washing buckets, hand sanitizers, face shields, nose mask, alcohol, awareness materials, protective hand gloves, clorax, mega phones etc.
They were turned over to the Government of Liberia through the office of the National Response Coordinator of the Executive Committee on Coronavirus (ECOC) at the GSA compound.
Madame Broh extolled the role of UNDP and other partners in the Covid-19 fight, stressing accountability and transparency in the distribution of the supplies.
Earlier, the Resident Coordinator of the MRU Christain Jallah, Sr. described UNDP as a “True Development Partner ” for its unwavering support to Liberia. His remarks were also buttressed by the Commissioner of the Liberia Immigration Service, Robert Budy.
For his part, UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative for Operations, Mulugeta Abebe, emphasized that the spread of COVID-19 to the Mano River countries presents a challenge for the continued high levels of poverty, inadequate healthcare systems, inadequate funding, as well as their economies.
The supplies target 22 border Communities in Maryland, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Cape Mount Counties.