Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: South Sudan
TitleDaily Noon Briefing Highlights: South Sudan
Credit: OCHA/Anthony Burke
Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 4 September 2020
South Sudan: Arrival of personal protective equipment (PPE)
The Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, announced in a statement today the arrival of US$5.2 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) at Juba International Airport.
The 70 tons of PPE was procured by the World Health Organization with $5 million in funding from the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund and $146,000 from the African Development Bank.
The supplies include face masks, face shields, respirators, gowns and goggles, and will help protect front-line health workers and other public health practitioners against COVID-19 transmission.
“Our main objective is to ensure that health workers and others performing critical public health functions receive the much-needed PPEs in prioritized locations as soon as possible,” Mr. Noudéhou said.
There are currently 7,560 health-care workers operating in 1,315 health facilities in South Sudan.