COVID-19: UAE donates 135 tonnes of supplies to support Sudan’s healthcare sector
Like several other countries across the globe, citizens in Sudan have been warned that the high number of COVID-19 cases in the country is an indicator of how dangerous the spread of the virus is. Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, called for stricter measures to be implemented under the directives of local authorities. Citizens have also been urged to adhere to lockdown measures as that is the only way to fight the spread of COVID-19. Hamdok assures Sudan that the preventive measures taken by the government, along with combined global efforts, will enable the country to overcome this crisis.
The Sudanese government is concerned about how the spread of the virus is affecting the health system, including the impact it has on vulnerable people. Sudan is currently developing plans to keep regular medical programmes running, as there is a fear that restrictions on movements of medical supplies may interfere with their emergency response capacity. The government is doing everything it can to respond to COVID-19 in Sudan.
In coordination with the Embassy of the UAE in Khartoum, and the Government of Sudan’s National Medical Supplies Fund, two batches of medical supplies—a shipment of 135 tonnes—was sent to Sudan to support the country’s economic and financial stability, and to enable its healthcare sector to meet the requirements of hospitals and medical centers. The delivery, worth AED75 million, was announced to help support scientists and doctors in Sudan and improve the quality of the country’s healthcare sector.
“The UAE’s wise leadership has taken a keen interest in providing all possible support for the people of Sudan to ensure the country’s stability, progress and prosperity,” said Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Sudan.