UNOPS delivered the first batch of medical equipment to enhance the healthcare system in Turkmenistan
20 December 2021
- On 20 December, the handover ceremony of medical equipment took place at the Lukmançylyk Enjamlary warehouse within the project entitled “Enhancing the Healthcare System through the Provision of Medical Equipment in Turkmenistan”.
The project marks the first delivery of medical equipment, which consists of advanced mobile x-rays, gastroscopy, duodenoscopy, colonoscopy and gastroscopy systems.
During the event, H.E. Mr Yamamoto Hiroyuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Turkmenistan, Mr Mohammad Fayyazi, UN Resident Coordinator a.i., Ms Freya von Groote, UNOPS Director of Austria Multi-Country Office and Representative of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan made statements.
“I am convinced that this project will not only strengthen the healthcare system of Turkmenistan as a whole, but will also become a symbol of friendship, solidarity and mutual support between the Japanese and Turkmen peoples.” stated H.E. Mr. Yamamoto Hiroyuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Turkmenistan.
“Today I note great progress, achieved jointly with the generous support of the Government of Japan and in cooperation with the Government of Turkmenistan. I believe that the delivered equipment will facilitate improving the quality of and access to essential health services by strengthening the preparedness and response capacities of Turkmenistan’s health system.”, noted Mr Mohammad Fayyazi, UN Resident Coordinator a.i..
Moreover, Ms. Freya von Groote, Director of the UNOPS Austria Multi-Country Office covering Turkmenistan, reaffirmed UNOPS’s commitment to continue working to build a better future for all, in collaboration with the Government of Turkmenistan, the UN system and other development partners, adding that “UNOPS looks forward to making a sustained and meaningful contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals through this project, but also our broader mandate in infrastructure and procurement expertise as the operational arm of the UN.”
UNOPS has been delivering the project for “Enhancing the Healthcare System through the Provision of Medical Equipment”, on behalf of the Government of Japan, who provided a generous contribution of USD 2.8 million. This project has been delivered as part of the implementation of the UN-Turkmenistan Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025, national Country Preparedness and Response Plan, and Immediate Socio-Economic Response Plan to Acute Infectious Disease Pandemic, endorsed at the highest level in 2020.