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MOHW Receives a Donation of KF94 Masks

This morning the Ministry of Health and Wellness received over eight hundred thousand KF94 masks purchased through the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment. The donation valued at $660,000 Belize Dollars was made possible through the framework of the Korea-CABEI Partnership Single Donor Trust Fund (KTF), administered by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI). CEO of the Ministry of Health and Wellness Deysi Mendez spoke about the importance of donation.

Dr.Deysi Mendez, CEO, Ministry of Health and Wellness: “The Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Korea within the Korea CABEI partnership’s single donor trust fund known as the KTF Framework managed by CABEI approved and signed a technical cooperation to assist the Central American Integration System Region known as SICA due to its abbreviation in Spanish. Belize is a member of SICA along with our neighboring countries is a beneficiary of this cooperation and today we are receiving 816,480 KF94 face masks through such cooperation. This is in addition to previous donations as previously stated 260 Accuprep viral RNA extraction kits, and 16,000 units of clinical virus transport medium which was received in July of last year. This kind donation from the Government of Korea through its Ministry of Economy and Finance of Korea and the Central American Bank of Economic Integration (CABEI) could not come at an opportune time to assist our healthcare workers to be equipped and protected as they stand in the front lines to tackle this devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Belize is presently increasing a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases so contributions and cooperation of this type of surely of much value to us.”