The European Union (EU) has mobilized 58 million Euros additional support to Zambia towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2020, the EU had secured 2.7 million Euros, for the procurement of essential medicines and lifesaving commodities towards the fight against Covid-19.
This came to light when Minister of Health, Jonas Chanda, held a virtual meeting with European Union Charge’d Affairs, Bruno Hausens, who was representing the EU Ambassador to Zambia, Jacek Jankowski.
Dr. Chanda received the financial support and thanked the European Union for the continued support in several areas especially in the health sector.
He has since assured the citizens that the financial support given to Zambia by the EU will be used transparently in order for it to benefit the majority Zambians.
And speaking earlier, European Union Charge’d Affairs, Bruno Hausens said the EU has extended its support to ensure that Zambia remains sustainable in the midst of the pandemic which has destabilized the global socio – economic status.
Mr. Hausens said the EU stands ready to support the Zambian government and has since assured Zambia that his organization will remain a constant and reliable partner during the Covid-19 period.
This is contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS by Ministry of Health Public Relations Officer Amos Zulu in Lusaka today.