During September and October 2021, the EU and UNFPA procured and delivered 2,283 female hygienic kits to healthcare workers of 16 hospitals assigned to provide treatment to patients with COVID-19 in Zaporizhzhia, Mykolayiv and Sumy regions.
Seventeen hospitals in the Volyn, Luhansk and Cherkasy regions have already received similar kits as a part of the ‘WE ACT: Women Empowerment Action’ programme, implemented by the EU and UNFPA.
“Considering the highest level of epidemiological threat in Zaporizhzhia, Mykolayiv, and Sumy regions, medical teams are working tiring and exhausting shifts to save as many Ukrainians as possible. Most COVID-team workers are women who sometimes have to sleep at their workplace, in hospitals, in personal protective equipment (PPE),” said Tetiana Shulha from the European Union Delegation to Ukraine. “During this period, it is necessary to provide female medical workers with essential items for maintaining a high level of personal hygiene.”
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