WHO pledges USD 4 million worth medical supplies to Sri Lanka.

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pledged essential medical supplies worth USD 4 million to Sri Lanka, the President’s Media Division (PMD) says.

The UN health agency’s chief said he has tasked the WHO Health Emergencies Programme to take immediate action to meet the most urgent health needs of the people of Sri Lanka.

Dr. Ghebreyesus conveyed this in a congratulatory message to President Ranil Wickremesinghe on his appointment to the post.

He stated that the WHO recognises the ongoing economic pressure Sri Lanka is facing in addition to Covid-19-related pressure on the health system.

He also said that the WHO will closely monitor the health risks to the population including the functionality and resilience of the health system and provide the necessary technical assistance to strengthen provincial health services.

The WHO chief also assured his highest consideration in this regard and said that the UN health agency looks forward to continuing and strengthening collaboration with Sri Lanka to promote health, make the world safe and serve the vulnerable.


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