ADDIS ABABA – Nestlé Ethiopia has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth 346, 000 birr to the Ministry of Health to aid health workers in the fight against COVID – 19
The donation which includes 500 scrubs and 500 rubber boots, will be distributed to two Corona treatment centers in the county.
The company said the latest support will help contribute to the personal safety and well-being of health care workers and physicians combating COVID 19.
“Given the growing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) in medical facilities across the country, we have an opportunity and an obligation to help to ensure the safety of our health workers as they continue to dedicate themselves in managing the pandemic,” stated Wossenyeleh Shiferaw, Nestlé Horn of Africa Cluster Manager.
“We are proud to partner with the Ministry of Health on this important initiative, and to thank and support all the brave, selfless, and steadfast doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers on the front lines fighting against COVID-19,” he added.
Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases across the country, PPEs are in high demand and supplies are dwindling in many hospitals – especially in communities hit hardest by the fast-spreading virus.
Image: The handover ceremony took place on Friday morning at the ministry’s compound