UNICEF donates ventilators to support national COVID-19 response in Jordan

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UNICEF has donated 40 ventilators to the Ministry of Health in support of Jordan's national response to COVID-19.

During the handover event, Health Minister Saad Jaber stressed the importance of the partnership with UNICEF in supporting the health sector, especially in the face of this global pandemic, according to a statement posted on the UNICEF website.

He indicated that these ventilators will contribute to supporting the health sector and treating many patients in intensive care units who are most in need, in addition to enhancing the capacities of hospital staff in combatting the virus.

'The reality is that we will be living with the COVID-19 pandemic for the longer term so it's critical that we continue to fully equip healthcare services and protect frontline health workers,' said UNICEF Jordan Representative Tanya Chapuisat.