Dakar, May 16 (APS) – Some 56 “Pick Up” type vehicles have been received by the Ministry of Health to “confirm on the one hand the relaunch of vaccination against COVID 19 and on the other hand support the vaccination system,” said Minister Marie Khémess Ngom Ndiaye
”This gesture is a striking manifestation of your support for our country, and confirms your adherence to the new guidelines for the relaunch of anti-COVID-19 vaccination on the one hand, and our vaccination system on the other hand, very tested by the Covid 19 pandemic, supported the Minister of Health and Social Action, Monday
She was speaking at the reception ceremony for logistical support of 56 vehicles for the Expanded Vaccination Program (EPI) mobilized by UNICEF with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany in the implementation of the vaccination strategy against COVID 19 and strengthening the resilience of the health system.
”This large batch of fifty-six (56) “Pick Up” type vehicles, Toyota Brand, will initially allow a good part of our districts to cover the needs for rolling stock. This equipment will undoubtedly help to strengthen the ability of our system to respond to the emergencies of the moment,” indicated the Minister in particular in the presence of partners from the health sector.
According to the Minister of Health and Social Action “these vehicles, adapted to the sometimes difficult terrain, will allow the beneficiary districts, through the combination of fixed, advanced and mobile strategies, to offer better access to vaccination services. , with fairness and efficiency in the areas covered”.
”To immunize every child, it is essential to provide frontline staff with the resources and support they need. These logistical means will allow us to achieve our goal of restoring the high levels of vaccination before COVID,” said UNICEF Representative in Senegal Silvia Danailov.
According to her, “this donation of 2.5 billion FCFA to the government of Senegal will strengthen the vaccination system, the dry depot of vaccines, the communication aspects for the revival of COIVD vaccination and routine vaccination”. .
On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Germany in Senegal, the Deputy Chargé de Mission, Théodore Roff indicated that ” we support the work of the Ministry of Health to improve health services and especially vaccination are accessible to all the Senegalese in the city like the villages”.
For the Minister of Health, ”UNICEF is already supporting the entire vaccination system and especially with particular emphasis on vaccines, their conservation conditions, their transport and storage”.