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PRESS RELEASE: UN provides vital supplies for Nigeria Government’s COVID-19 response

Abuja, Nigeria, 16 April 2020 – The United Nations today received delivery of vital health supplies to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria on a flight funded by APM Terminals.

The supplies, made up of 10,000 test kits, 15 oxygen concentrators, and various personal protective equipment (PPE), vaccines, IEHK/PEP kits, and other vital health supplies, will support the Nigerian Government’s COVID-19 Response Plan and UNICEF’s work with children and families in Nigeria.

The supplies will also support the Government of Nigeria, through the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in affected states across the country. The supplies are co-financed by the European Union (EU) and IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers.

Additional COVID-19 response supplies are expected in a UN joint flight to be delivered to Nigeria in the coming days.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Original Publication Date: 
16 Apr 2020
Document type: 
Press Statement
Location(s): 
Adamawa
Yobe
Borno
Theme(s): 
COVID-19
Coordination hub(s): 
National Coordination
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2020