25 June 2021

TİKA Supports the Fight of the Kingdom of Eswatini against COVID19

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided medical supplies including masks, disinfectants, and protective coveralls to the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Eswatini, as part of Turkey’s assistance activities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the ceremony, Prince Lindani expressed his gratitude for the protective medical supplies provided for healthcare workers who put their lives at risk while combating the pandemic on the frontlines. He also stated that he hoped the relations between the two countries would become stronger.

In her statements at the ceremony, Lizzie Nkosi, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Eswatini, noted that the number of COVID-19 cases increased in the region, that the Ministry of Health was monitoring the developments closely, and that the medical supplies provided by Turkey were highly important for preparation for potential new waves of COVID-19.

TİKA had previously implemented different projects in other countries in the region to support the fight against COVID-19.

As part of these projects, the Agency had provided the Kingdom of Eswatini with modern sewing machines for mask production; delivered 2000 bottles of disinfectants, 200,000 gloves, and 2,000 N95 masks to 3 hospitals and clinics in the most impoverished regions of the Kingdom of Lesotho; and distributed food aid to 700 families in the same country. It had also distributed food aid to 600 families in need and provided 10,000 N95 masks to Kalafong Hospital, which operates in Pretoria Atteridgeville, located 30 km from Pretoria, one of the capital cities of South Africa.

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