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德国与联合国工发组织合作,帮助非洲国家抗击新冠肺炎疫情

2020-12-04 11:31:19 来源: 非洲时报 阅读 (9795次)

拥有12亿人口的非洲大陆目前仍是新冠肺炎疫情的高风险地区。联合国工业发展组织与世界卫生组织合作开发了一项方案,通过降低医疗保健、工业等领域从业人员接触和传播新冠病毒的风险,帮助非洲国家提高保护工人的能力。

德国常驻工发组织代表Gerhard Küntzle代表德国政府,与联合国工发组织李勇总干事签署了一项出资协议,支持工发组织与世卫组织的这一联合方案。德国政府将提供100万欧元作为项目启动资金。

项目启动阶段将进一步建立伙伴关系,确定主要战略,试验方法和工具。这些干预措施将有助于增加本地制造的高质量个人防护设备、洗手液和消毒剂的供应,以减少非洲新冠病毒的传播风险,提高非洲国家卫生保健系统的应对能力。

VIENNA, 2 December 2020 – While Africa has been spared the worst health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the continent’s 1.2 billion people are still at high risk.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have designed a programme to improve the ability of countries in Africa to protect their healthcare, industrial and other workers by reducing the risk of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19.

The Government of Germany, represented by Gerhard Küntzle, Permanent Representative of Germany to UNIDO, today met with the UNIDO Director General, LI Yong, to sign a funding arrangement to support this joint UNIDO-WHO programme. Germany will finance an enabling kick-off project with €1 million.

The kick-off project will include actionsto identify the needed partnerships, to define main strategies and to pilot approaches and tools. These interventions will contribute to the overall programme development objective of improving the supply of quality-assured, locally manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer and disinfectants to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in Africa and improve the response capacity of national health care systems on the continent.