=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === As part of its support for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Kano State, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has donated Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs, Reproductive Health kits, and dignity kits to the state government.
Making the formal donation of the items in Nassarawa and Tarauni Local Government Areas of the state, the UNFPA’s Dr. Hamzat Shuaibu said that the agency has selected 10 states to be supported under the United basket fund of which Kano state was among, noting that Kano State is one of the leading states in COVID-19 Response.
“Many women were been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in Gender-based violence in many homes in the Nation, as well as disruption in the social-economic growth of the general populace, that’s why United Nations Population Fund decided to support the state with PPE’s, Reproductive Health kits and dignity kits to 50 facilities in Nassarawa and Tarauni Local Government Areas of the state.
“This is not the first time we are donating these kinds of equipment, other commodities would soon arrive the state. We are also implementing the civil society engagement project in addition to the risk communication and community engagement project,” Shuaibu said.
In his response, the Kano state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, while taking delivery of the equipment on behalf of the state government, expressed the state government’s appreciation to the UNFPA for choosing Kano as one of the beneficiary states in the country.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The equipment and kits, if properly utilized, will play vital roles in the fight against the pandemic. The support for reproductive health is also very timely.