The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has delivered 66,240 pipettes used to sample COVID-19 tests to the Kosovo National Institute of Public Health.
The delivery of 66,240 pipettes used to sample COVID tests marks the end of a year-long joint effort to provide urgently needed health products and equipment in response to the COVID pandemic. “With this event, UNDP and partners aim to convey their ongoing commitment to support Kosovo and its institutions as they continue the fight against COVID and to respond to the effects of the pandemic,” reads the UNDP communiqué, reports Zeri.info .
During this acceptance handover was also present the Minister of Health Arben Vitia who stressed the importance of partnerships and international cooperation during the pandemic.
“I am extremely grateful for these donations, especially to the representatives of Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and Norway who were ready to support us during the COVID crisis. You have been here with us since the outbreak of the pandemic. For more than a year, we have witnessed how important it is to stay together. Because the virus knows no boundaries, ethnicity or age. These acts of solidarity not only help us technically but also make us feel human, connected to each other. “The Kosovar people always welcome European values and I believe that we must continue to strengthen them,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Austrian Ambassador to Kosovo Christoph Weidinger expressed his satisfaction with the participation of Austria in this cooperation.
“As part of this project coordinated by UNDP, last year Austria donated 250,000 Euros to provide more than 13,600 test kits and today, we have the pleasure to deliver these pipettes together with partners. We must never forget that in this pandemic, no one is safe until everyone is safe. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank UNDP and our international partners for the professional implementation of the project and the long-term cooperation in Kosovo,” said the Austrian ambassador. / Voice