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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: South Sudan

04 Sep 2020

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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.