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28 October 2022
Four digital non-contact thermometers and 2 000 surgical masks were handed over to the Health Services of Matutuíne District, in Maputo Province, to protect health officials and improve the screening process of people infected with COVID-19 at district level.
This equipment was acquired by Maputo Special Reserve (MSR) and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve (PPMR) through funds from Peace Parks Foundation to support the Government’s efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic.
In addition, Peace Parks has distributed more than 13 800 soap bars, 7000 masks and 28 non-contact thermometers, accompanied by approximately 750 awareness materials such as posters and leaflets, to promote personal protection campaigns in communities and health care centres in the buffer zone of MSR and PPMR, Limpopo, Zinave, and Banhine national parks – all conservation areas in Mozambique where Peace Parks has an operational footprint.
Peace Parks has been a partner of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) for almost two decades, providing technical and financial support for the development of the Mozambique components of the Lubombo and Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Areas.