Situation Report

Sector Status

COVID-19 Response Pillar 6: Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC)



  • Personal protective equipment (PPEs), masks, oxygen generators, testing kits, lab equipment, etc.

  • Soap, hand washing facilities, chlorine and increasing of water supply in crowded settings

  • Other Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) supplies to maintain hygiene in the institution

  • Furniture and equipment in planned isolation centres throughout the country (example – Red Sea as reported by the state focal point)

  • Equipping key health facilities with COVID-19 IPC measures.

  • Additional funding.


The Kuwait Patient Help Fund Society (KPHF) started on 9 August COVID-19 workshops focusing on infection prevention control, case definition, case management and triage scoring in Gezira, Kassala, North Darfur and South Darfur states.


  • There is a gap of US$30 million for the procurement of PPEs for the remaining part of the year.

  • There is a need to consolidate the list of COVID-19 supplies procured by different agencies to understand the availability and the gaps. Pillar 8 will provide the information on this shortly.

  • Waste management tools and equipment: there is a lack of appropriate waste management tools and equipment (inadequate number and quality of waste containers, safety boxes and bags). WHO has procured some items, but still more of these items will be needed to cover state health facilities/ isolation centres.

  • IPC pillar meeting was held on 20 July with UNFPA, IOM, UNICEF, WV, CIS, HDPO, WHO/Health Sector, OCHA participating to discuss the issues mentioned above and improve reporting.