The Embassy of Afghanistan in Oslo collaborated with Global Medical Aid (GMA), a Danish NGO based in Copenhagen, for the donation of a Siemens Ventilator and supply of Diklofenak medicine to the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan (MOPH).
The delivery of the medical equipment is of particular importance at this time, in light of the need of medical equipment and other support in Afghanistan, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. GMA has been supporting developing countries for years, including Afghanistan, Nepal, and Burkina Faso among others, with different equipment by Danish hospitals, where medical instruments are often replaced with newer models.
Speaking to the President of GMA, Mr. Hans Frederik Dydensborg, Ambassador Ghafoorzai conveyed his gratitude and appreciation for the GMA’s donation as a clear gesture of humanitarian support and solidarity with the people of Afghanistan. He also noted the special value of such support as it had a direct and tangible impact on people’s lives, while stating that the donation of the ventilator and medicines to Afghanistan is also reflective of the people and government of Denmark’s partnership and solidarity with Afghanistan.
Ambassador Ghafoorzai also reaffirmed the Embassy’s commitment and desire for continued collaboration with GMA in the way forward. To that end, he noted that the recent donation of the ventilator and supply of medicine would be the start of a new point of collaboration between the Embassy and GMA. They also discussed different initiatives to bring on board other international aid organizations for joint collaboration.
The shipment of the ventilator and medicine will take place on the 3rd of October and will be received by authorities of the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul.