AKIPRESS.COM - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delivered the first shipment of insulin to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan (MHMIT). The first batch includes the fast-acting insulins - Actrapid and Mixtard.
In the near future, UNDP plans to supply other types of insulins, injector pens and needles produced by the European manufacturers. The total cost of the supplied insulins is over $1.8 million.
The delivery of insulin was organized through the joint UNDP Turkmenistan and MHMIT project signed in December 2020 aiming to provide assistance to the Ministry to control the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.
The project with a budget of $32.8 million is fully funded by the Government of Turkmenistan and provides support for supply of vital medical products for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, oncological, endocrine, neurological and chronic respiratory diseases.