In Niger, Enabel and the European Union coordinate a project called ‘Strengthening public health system resilience in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
This projects aims to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the people of Niger by focussing on two key areas of the national response plan:
- The provision of medication and medical consumables and the local production of hydro-alcoholic gels, chlorine and sprayers, and personal protection equipment (protective coveralls, boots, masks and glasses).
- Strengthening 3 regional hospital centres and the General Referral Hospital of Niamey with reanimation equipment for patients suffering from respiratory failure. These entities will be supplied with ventilators and oxygen concentrators. Each entity will also get a fully-equipped ambulance that can supply oxygen. A further 20 ambulances will be provided with oxygen mask equipment.
These hospital entities will thus be prepared and better equipped to take charge of patients suffering from Covid-19.
Team Europe-Niger will in addition support economic activity by locally purchasing available consumables and by fostering local production of chlorine, of reusable masks and of face shields.