UNICEF sent vaccines for routine immunization against a number of diseases to Turkmenistan. The corresponding cargo has been delivered on a charter flight. This is the first scheduled delivery for this year in the framework of cooperation. It was reported by the press office of the UN Children’s Fund.
Medicines were delivered to Turkmenistan free of charge. They will be used for vaccination of children against poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, whooping cough. The cargo also included tests for diagnosing tuberculosis and syringes.
In mid-March, UNICEF donated 4,400 kg of dexamethasone tablets and ampoules to Turkmenistan, which are intended for the treatment of patients with severe respiratory infections. Their total cost was over 413,000 dollars.
In early March, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan received 193,000 test kits for PCR diagnosis of COVID-19 from the United Nations Development Program. The cost of the cargo amounted to 998,935 euros.