JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Australia, UNICEF provide Vietnam with over 1,900 COVID-19 vaccine refrigerators

Australia, UNICEF provide Vietnam with over 1,900 COVID-19 vaccine refrigerators

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12:21 GMT+7
Australia, UNICEF provide Vietnam with over 1,900 COVID-19 vaccine refrigerators
Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (R, second) and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne (L, second) during the ceremony in Hanoi, November 9, 2021. Photo: UNICEF

The Australian government, in coordination with UNICEF, has supplied Vietnam with more than 1,900 vaccine refrigerators along with other medical supplies to assist the Southeast Asian country’s fight against COVID-19.

The Australia-UNICEF partnership on vaccine delivery assistance in Vietnam handed over 1,910 vaccine refrigerators, five million syringes, and 50,000 safety boxes during a ceremony at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Hanoi on Tuesday.

At the event, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long expressed his appreciation for the valuable and much needed support of the Australian government and UNICEF in the prevention of COVID-19.

Long also extended his gratitude toward the vaccine donations the Australian government has committed to Vietnam, stating that they will help the Southeast Asian country overcome these hard times.

Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (L) and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne stand next to the vaccine refrigerators at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi, November 9, 2021 in this supplied photo.

Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (L) and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne stand next to vaccine refrigerators at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi, November 9, 2021 in this supplied photo.

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne said she was proud that Australia is working in partnership with the Vietnamese government to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

The syringes and safety boxes are being distributed to vaccination points as needed, while the 1,910 vaccine refrigerators will be delivered to hard-to-reach communes in 35 provinces.

With a storage capacity of 61 liters each, the refrigerators will be able to store enough vaccine doses for targeted COVID-19 vaccination in these communes.

Announced in April 2021, the Australia-UNICEF partnership provides a unique package that will assist Vietnam across a range of areas vital to the successful delivery of a mass immunization program against the respiratory disease.

The partnership is part of Australia’s comprehensive AU$60 million (US$44.2 million) support package for Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news