THE WORLD PAEDIATRIC Project (WPP) continued its support of children and families in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) with a donation to the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment(MOHWE) on Thursday August 26.
According to a release, the donation included three major tranches of supplies and equipment.
The hand over took place at the Central Medical Stores within the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, and at the Central Disaster Unit at Stoney Ground by WPP Executive Director Lauren McIntosh.
The donations of medical and health supplies to the MOHWE were facilitated by contributions from various donors and in particular, funding received from the Canada Fund of Local Initiatives (CFLI). On behalf of WPP, McIntosh said she was “delighted to come to the aid of Vincentians in times of need, and trust that the items will go a long way to offer some level of comfort, care, and safety.”
In correspondence to the WPP, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Cuthbert Knights, expressed gratitude for their valuable contribution.
“The items will offer considerable support to health care personnel employed with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in response to the volcanic eruptions that occurred on the Island throughout the month of April 2021. The pharmaceuticals will be of tremendous value to patients receiving healthcare treatment within our facilities,” said Knights.
Among the items donated were isolation gowns, face shields, surgical caps, surgical masks, shoe covers, hand sanitizer, alcohol prep pads, JnJ Medical Mission Packs. Additionally, there were four portable ventilators.
Throughout the pandemic, the WPP has made multiple donations across St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These efforts however intensified since April 2021, following the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere volcano. The WPP said its surgical teams will return to SVG from this month.