In recent weeks, the Republic of Moldova has received more than six tons of personal protective equipment (gloves, gowns, etc.) as well as three ventilators and 10,000 antigenic tests taken from the stock that NATO had set up to face to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency and Romania coordinated the delivery, in response to a request for assistance from the Republic of Moldova in the context of the fight against the pandemic. The equipment will be made available to the Moldovan Ministry of Health, which will also use it to help Ukrainian refugees in the country.
Romania assisted in the delivery of personal protective equipment. This donation comes on top of an initial donation of 20 ventilators, 100,000 FFP2 masks and 25,000 disposable suits, which the EADRCC had delivered to the Republic of Moldova in 2021. Other medical equipment – including electrocardiographs and mucus aspirators – will be provided shortly.
The constitution of the stock from which the supplies and equipment were drawn was financed by the NATO trust fund for the response to the pandemic, from which eleven countries have benefited since 2020. This fund is also used to provide Ukraine and its neighbors – who are hosting large numbers of Ukrainian refugees – with the humanitarian aid they absolutely need. The deliveries of modern medical equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals are also helping to raise the level of preparedness and the resilience of the health systems of the countries concerned.