The Private Sector Partnership against COVID-19 initiative by the OECS Commission grew from the Sustainable Development Movement 2020 that has at the helm, a rigorous Private Sector Engagement Strategy. Once the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic on March 11th, 2020, the OECS Commission engaged the region's private sector in the fight against COVID-19. In two weeks, the Commission mobilized USD 700, 000 to assist Member States.
What will be handed over?
Two of the first monetary donations received were from Massy Stores and Digicel. Thanks to Massy Stores, the Commission was able to procure five ventilators that have now arrived. The distribution of ventilators is as follows:
Dominica - 2
Saint Lucia - 2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 1
From Digicel's involvement, about 60, 000 masks were sourced and will be distributed to nine of our Member States based on population size.
The British Virgin Islands
Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
WHAT: OECS Commission Handover of Medical Equipment
- The Handing Over Ceremony will be streamed live on Monday July 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM on the OECS Facebook Page.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The media is invited to attend the ceremony.