Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has donated assorted Covid-19 medical Supplies worth 8000 thousand US dollars to the Ministry of Health.
Speaking during the handover of the donations at Kenneth Kaunda International airport, Africa CDC Head of Division for Diseases and prevention, Dr Mer’awi Aragaw said the Covid-19 fight is not in hospitals, but the community.
Dr Aragwa added that it is for this reason that the community should be engaged actively in order to prevent the disease from spreading.
“Africa CDC remains committed to support the 55 member countries in the fight against Covid-19. This consignment is meant to support Covid-19 response,” he said.
And receiving the donations, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services, Dr Kennedy Malama said the consignment speaks to the concern raised following a meeting that was held with the organization’s Director.
He further expressed happiness with the quick response of Africa CDC in areas where they are situations.
“The people of Zambia feel supported in the response, and being part of the organisation is justified by the gesture,”.