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Finland sends material assistance to help Namibia fight COVID-19 epidemic

Ministry for Foreign AffairsMinistry of Social Affairs and HealthMinistry of the Interior
Publication date 24.6.2021 14.02 | Published in English on 28.6.2021 at 12.07
Press release 79/2021

Finland will send face masks, protective visors, medical gowns and swabs to Namibia to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. The material assistance will be delivered through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

The Namibian authorities have requested material assistance from the EU countries due to the rapidly deteriorating COVID-19 situation.

The material assistance will be delivered through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism as part of the European Union’s joint assistance mission. The European Commission is coordinating the pooling of assistance and supports Member States in the arrangement of logistics and in transport costs.

The Ministry of the Interior has collaborated to this end with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and the National Emergency Supply Agency. The main part of the material assistance will be provided through the state emergency stockpiling maintained by the National Emergency Supply Agency. Medifon Oy will support the National Emergency Supply Agency in providing the assistance.

Pekka Tiainen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Interior, tel. +358 50 456 4477, [email protected]
Mikko Matikkala, Director, National Emergency Supply Agency, tel. +358 40 526 3884, [email protected]