PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to Jangalak Drug Treatment Centers during COVID 19 outbreak

In a ceremony at Janagalak 300 beds drug treatment center, handed over personal protection equipment to the center to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by protecting frontline drug treatment service providers.

UNODC Country Office for Afghanistan (COAFG) and Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic providing support to the governmental counterparts to contribute in national COVID-19 response and ensure the continuity of adequate access to health and social services to people who use drugs and with drug use disorders and to provide the continuum of care required as described in the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders (UNODC/WHO 2020).

The equipment, provided by UNODC included 250 boxes of face mask, 250 boxes protective gloves, 150 large bottles of hand sanitizer, 200 kits (gloves, shove cover, goggles and caps), 600 kilogrammes chlorine disinfection powder, 150 ethyl Alcohol 75% and 50 hand water spray pumps.

Funding source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)/ US Department of State