TALISAY, Batangas -- ASIDE from other ayuda items, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has donated to the Department of Health-Calabarzon around 5,000 N95 face masks, considered as the gold standard in battling ash particles from volcanic activities like Taal’s.
The Batangas emergency response unit reported the donation was made at the request of the DOH Center for Health Development Calabarzon.
UNICEF provided 4,700 N95 masks, 1,000 face shields and 100 boxes of ready-to-use therapeutic food through the Batangas Provincial DOH Office.
A representative of UNICEF said the gesture intends to protect children and families from respiratory illnesses and help treat malnutrition among children in the affected areas like Laurel, Agoncillo, Talisay and some parts of Tanauan City.
“UNICEF is ready to provide more life-saving supplies and assistance when needed,” the representative said.
The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.
It is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories.
Its activities include providing immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters. (IAM/OpBats)