ADDIS ABABA – Rotary Ethiopia said Tuesday it has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Medical Supplies worth six million birr to the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia.
The latest support is part of Rotary Ethiopia’s continued support to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has made the donation in collaboration with the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, William Grant and Sons Brands Ltd, Swiss Club Addis Ababa and its global networks.
The Donations include essential PPE like scrubs, goggles, heavy-duty gloves, medical footwear, and equipment like dual-use oxygen concentrators, multi-parameter patient monitors, nasal cannula, and fingertip oximeters.
“Most of these items are purchased from manufacturers and importers in the country to support the local business to continue providing the highly needed employment opportunities to our people during these difficult times,” Rotary Ethiopia said in a statement sent to The Monitor.
It said four small and medium manufacturing enterprises and at least five trading and distributing firms which have an estimated number of 360 employees were awarded the business.
The enormity of the challenges that must be tackled to combat the COVID-19 is requiring better organization, effective designing of our interventions, and a systemic approach to solutions, among others.
The need for coordination with the target beneficiaries and national and global endeavors are of paramount importance to make deliveries relevant, quick, impactful, and sustainable.
Previously, Rotary Ethiopia donated PPE and medical suppliers worth 9.2 million Birr to the Ministry of Health and other organizations working in the area.