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ICRC Transfers To Ukraine Batch Of Medicines From Botulism, Tetanus

ICRC Transfers To Ukraine Batch Of Medicines From Botulism, Tetanus

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has transferred to Ukraine 150 injections of antibotulinic immunoglobulin and 200 injections of antitetanus immunoglobulin.

The Ministry of Health has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the report, the drugs supplied to Ukraine as a humanitarian aid is sufficient to cover entirely the needs of the Ukrainian population for the following half a year.

According to the report, the Ministry of Health also intends to include in the state procurement of 2017 drugs medicines needed for treatment of dangerous infectious deceases with high mortality rates such as diphtheria, tetanus, rabies, botulism and malaria.

The ministry already drew up a draft budget for the procurement of medicines against the aforesaid deceases, and now their approval requires amendments to the law On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2017.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in early July, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supplied to Ukraine a batch of antitoxin medicine against botulism totally worth UAH 2.5 million.

The Ministry of Health states that as of July 18, 90 people in Ukraine acquired a botulism condition and nine of them died since the beginning of 2017.

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