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Minister applauds WHO for donation of health gear

The Minister of Health Semano Sekatle

May 25, 2021 2 min read

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THE Minister of Health, Semano Sekatle says the world is on toes trying to stop the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent the spread of the virus through vaccination campaign and use of related equipment.

He was speaking at a handing over ceremony of equipment donated to the ministry by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday.
Mr Sekatle said the donation was a great gesture on the part of those who felt they could share what they have with Lesotho.
The equipment worth over M5 million will ease the burden of work load on the ministry, especially looking into the situation of the pandemic, he said.
Speaking at the same occasion, Dr Richard Banda from WHO said Lesotho has recorded over 11 000 COVID-19 cases and 320 related deaths.

He said WHO is exited to donate to the ministry gear that includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Diagnosis tools with the assistance of the African Development Bank and SADC.

Dr Banda showed that the equipment will be used for a long time as the COVID-19 pandemic is far from being over.

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For his part, the SADC representative in Lesotho Tieho Molise said ever since the virus challenged the health sector all across the world, SADC would specifically wish to pass its sincere gratitude to WHO for its continuous support to countries like Lesotho in the fight against the pandemic.

“We are delighted about the donation and we look forward to working with WHO again in future,” Mr Molise also said.
WHO is an organisation within the United Nations (UN), whose mandate is to support the health welfare of the whole world.

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