UNICEF in Ghana donated an assistance package of personal protective equipment (PPEs), hygiene and sanitary supplies and health communication materials to the Department of Social Welfare of Ghana’s Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection. The gift package will help protect frontline workers from risk of infection as they go about their work providing essential services to vulnerable children and families living in 150 residential homes in more than 100 districts across Ghana. The assistance package included:

    • 1,625 packets of face masks
    • 1,625 packets of gloves
    • 1,625 bottles of hand sanitizers
    • 150 pieces of contact digital thermometers
    • 150 Veronica buckets with stands -35 of which are already in Tamale
    • 2,000 gallons of liquid soap
    • 10,000 rolls of paper towels
    • 500 gallons of bleach and
    • 5,000 posters with key public health messaging

UNICEF Country Representative Ms. Anne Claire Dufay, commended the Department of Social Welfare for the extraordinary work in these challenging times. Ms. Dufay observed that the Government of Ghana was making relentless efforts to curtail the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable children and families. Ms. Dufay added that the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff engaged in the COVID-19 response was a shared responsibility and that the UN country team in Ghana was supporting the government to strengthen social services across all sectors, including social welfare services.

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Mrs. Cynthia Morrison, received the assistance package and expressed grattitude to UNICEF in Ghana for the assistance.

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