Dr Richard Banda of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the vaccine is a game changer, so they still have different aspects of the response, one of which being the treatment of patients.
He said it has been a year now since the advent of the pandemic and the cases that are coming up put enormous pressure on the health service in Lesotho.
Dr Banda said the British High Commission-led team of medical experts will be in the country for a month and will work closely with the Lesotho health workers to fight the pandemic.
The British health professionals he said will be based at the Berea and Mafeteng Government Hospitals, which have specifically been earmarked as the country’s COVID-19 facilities.
Their role, he showed will not be limited to providing assistance at the centres only but they will also support mentorship in the district hospitals to ensure that treatment, even at the lowest level of health service delivery is up and fully operational.
Dr Banda thanked the Ministry of Health that has facilitated the team to be in the country, adding that the health professionals have worked in several countries including Eswatini and Ghana, hence they have immense knowledge and experience in that area.
However, the United States government recently contributed US$2 billion to the COVAX facility.
As the largest donor to COVAX, the US is committed to the international COVID-19 response which is critical in ending the pandemic.