UNOPS delivers additional COVID-19 test kits worth $55,500 to the Ghana Health Service 

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has delivered 3,008 units of COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits and 3,072 units of Nucleic acid (RNA) extraction kits to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).  This is the second round of Test Kits and Extraction Kits donated by Stanbic Bank Ghana to the GHS to enhance its COVID-19 testing and early case detection capacity.  With this second shipment, Stanbic Bank Ghana’s support to the national COVID-19 response has reached a combined total of 8,640 PCR test kits and 8,512 RNA Extraction kits, all of which were procured and delivered in partnership with UNOPS.

 

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has delivered 3,008 units of COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits and 3,072 units of Nucleic acid (RNA) extraction kits to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).  This is the second round of Test Kits and Extraction Kits donated by Stanbic Bank Ghana to the GHS to enhance its COVID-19 testing and early case detection capacity.  With this second shipment, Stanbic Bank Ghana’s support to the national COVID-19 response has reached a combined total of 8,640 PCR test kits and 8,512 RNA Extraction kits, all of which were procured and delivered in partnership with UNOPS.   As part of its strategy to keep its personnel, clients and the communities it serves safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, a part of this second round of test kits will be used to test Stanbic Bank Ghana’s staff and their families. This reinforces the bank's priority on the health of its personnel and their families, while setting the example for other private sector entities to consider investing in a response mechanism for their own.   UNOPS continues to provide procurement of medical supplies and equipment to support Ghana to strengthen essential capacity for COVID-19 to cope with the pandemic. Read more.

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