UNDP: Strengthening health systems around the world
While the enterprises are tirelessly continuing its production of PPE kits as well as putting together packs of fresh produce for healthcare workers, UNDP Sri Lanka will continue to play an integrator role and aims to strengthen the health system in the face of COVID-19 by enabling, facilitating and assisting the procurement needs whilst leveraging the support of private sector entities that have already expressed interest to support in this process. UNDP’s global procurement offer also provides a platform to link communities with national governements and engage partners, donors, philanthropists and other stakeholders including civil society to contribute and finance critical health sector procurement needs.
As we celebrate World Health Day today, we are reminded of the immense service done by health care workers, whether it be nurses, midwives, technicians, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors, drivers, cleaners, administrators and many others -- who work, day and night to keep us safe. It is our duty as citizens of this country, to value this service and contribute in anyway we can to help their fight against this virus.
As the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres says,
“In these traumatic times, I say to all healthcare workers: we stand with you and we count on you. You make us proud; you inspire us. We are indebted to you. Thank you for the difference you are making, every day and everywhere.”
The Climate Change Adapation Project is an ongoing project by the Ministry of Environment and WildLife Resources, the United Nations Development Programme and World Food Programme in Sri Lanka, with financial assistance from the Adaptation Fund.