The Director of emergency health unit at the Health Ministry, Dr. Naoufel Somrani, officially received this equipment on 14 March 2017 in the presence of UNHCR Deputy Representative, Ms. Felicitas Nebril along senior staff from both the ministry and UNHCR. To formalise the donation, an agreement on the transfer of ownership of these assets was signed by both parties during the meeting. As part of its strategy, UNHCR pursues to strengthen its support to the authorities in areas where refugees and asylum-seekers are provided access to health services along with the local communities.
IT material handed to the Ministry of Health. © UNHCR/Z. Marzouk
This donation also aims to strengthen the capacities of Health Ministry in its preparedness and response efforts to address health challenges that may be experienced in the country. It can be recalled that Ministry of Health plays an important role in the inter-agency contingency planning facilitated by UNHCR and IOM in 2014, along with other Tunisian authorities, UN agencies and NGOs.
This material assistance complements with the overall support provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Ministry of Health.
For more information, please contact Ms. Zeineb Marzouk, Senior Executive Associate – UNHCR Tunisia at: firstname.lastname@example.org / (+216) 58 335 120