Yesterday, WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies sent to Ukraine US$3.5 millions of (CFE) of Humanitarian health to deliver urgent medical supplies in the territory.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director of The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that it is deeply concerned to help urgently citizens who live a dreadful situation. The health system must continue to function to deliver essential care to people for all health issues, from COVID-19 to cancer, diabetes and tuberculosis, to mental health issues, especially for vulnerable groups such as older persons and migrants.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director said
Maximum care must be taken by all parties to ensure that health facilities, workers, patients, transport, and supplies are not targeted. As part of WHO’s role to document attacks on health, we will continue to monitor and report such incidents. I also call for sustained and safe access for the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
WHO has for decades worked closely with health authorities across Ukraine. We have a deep knowledge of the capacities and needs of the country’s health system.
We will continue to deliver care and support the people across Ukraine affected by this crisis.