Press Release

Promoting public health in Ghana by strengthening the domestic supply chain of personal protective equipment

10 March 2021

The UN in Ghana and partners have launched a project to promote public health and strengthen the domestic supply chains of personal protective equipment and hygiene supplies in response to the COVID-19 situation in Ghana.

The project will be implemented by UNIDO in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The Government of Ghana represented by the Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Japanese Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Tsutomu Himeno, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Representative in Ghana, Mr. Fakhruddin Azizi, have marked the launch of the project “Promoting public health and social resilience against COVID-19 by strengthening the domestic supply chain of personal protective equipment under a circular economy approach.” The project will be implemented by UNIDO in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Ghana to promote public health and strengthen the domestic supply chains of personal protective equipment and hygiene supplies in response to the COVID-19 situation in the country. This project is also in response to the sixth strategic objective of revised National Strategic COVID-19 Response Plan (2020 – 2024) of the Ministry of Health which seeks to “Increase Domestic Capacity & Self Reliance”.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence the socio-economic stability of Ghana. The ability to supply and deliver personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and hygiene products is critical for the country’s efforts to control the virus and its potential resurgence in the future. Read further.

Promoting public health in Ghana by strengthening the domestic supply chain of personal protective equipment

UN entities involved in this initiative

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

JICA
Japan International Cooperation Agency

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