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The European Union has donated medical equipment worth €355,000 to health institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The donation includes 253 refrigerators and cooling devices, as well as spare equipment for refrigerators, portable devices for vaccines, ice packs, and cold rooms. This high-quality equipment will be used for the storage of vaccines against COVID-19 as well as other vaccines, in order to preserve their quality and effectiveness.
Head of the EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in BiH, Johann Sattler, officially handed over the equipment to the Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ankica Gudeljević, in Sarajevo. The equipment will further improve the capacities of the healthcare cold chain.
The equipment was procured through the EU-funded EU4Health project worth over €13 million, which enables the procurement of vaccines, equipment and materials for immunisation, cold chain equipment and vehicles for the transport of vaccines. The project is part of the EU’s overall support to BiH for crisis mitigation and recovery from the pandemic in the health and economic sectors, for which the EU has allocated over €95 million.
Source: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photo credits: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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