Malawi has received 360,000 bundled syringes and 3,625 safety boxes for syringe disposal for Covid-19 vaccination.
UNICEF Malawi confirmed this on Friday through a statement.
UNICEF said this is part of the work by the covax facility to provide vaccines to all participating countries and ensure they are ready for the covid-19 vaccine.
UNICEF’s Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said syringes are as vital as the vaccine itself hence it is critical to have adequate supplies of the syringes in all countries.
She said this will also ensure that the vaccine be administered safely which would allow immunization to start immediately and help turn the tide of the deadly virus.
Meanwhile 2,160,000 syringes and 21, 600 safety boxes for Malawi have also been dispatched by the sea and are expected to arrive in the country mid-March this year.
UNICEF will be supplying up to 1 billion syringes and 10 million safety boxes globally to ensure that all countries are ready for the Covid-19 vaccine.