Covid-19: SOS donates PPE for health workers in Mufindi

03Jun 2020
Friday Simbaya
The Guardian
Covid-19: SOS donates PPE for health workers in Mufindi

​​​​​​​SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth 22m/- to support health workers and the public in Mufindi District in containing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

Mufundi District Commisioner, David William Jamhuri.

Speaking during the event SOS Project Coordinator for children's rights and women's economic empowerment, Victor Mwaipungu said the support includes 5,350 face masks, 140 bottles of hand sanitisers, 250 buckets, five thermometers, liquid soaps, six water tanks, four posters and 250 brochures.

He said that the organisation also donated 950 face masks, 600 bottles of liquid soap, 40 hand sanitisers and 250 buckets to 1000 beneficiaries of the 'children's rights and women's economic empowerment project'.

Mwaipungu explained that the SOS Children's Villages Tanzania in Mufindi is currently implementing a children rights and women empowerment project which are funded by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Today we are delivering part of the Coronavirus preventive gear to the Mufindi District Commissioner Jamhuri William. We are all aware of the huge job done by health workers during the fight against the pandemic," he said.

Mufindi District Commissioner, Jamhuri William has commended the organisation for extending their support to ensure that health workers and communities stay safe.

DC William said that the support has come at the right time when the country is intensifying its efforts to ensure that the disease is totally battled.

He further reminded the public to continue adhering to the government directives on protective measures against the virus such as frequent hand washing, sanitising, observing social distancing and wearing face masks.

For his part, Head of Health Department in Mufindi District Council, Dr Fredrick Mugarula said the status of Coronavirus infections in the district had declined significantly.

"However, we should continue taking precautions to ensure that we stay safe," he added.

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