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DOH, DFA receive Canadian N95 masks

Canada donates N95 masks

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs received the Canadian government’s donation of 120,000 pieces of particulate respirator N95 masks in simple ceremonies attended by Department of Health (DOH), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Canadian Embassy two days ago.

The donation costs P30.4 million, supports the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Undersecretary for Health Policy and Systems Development Dr. Mario Villaverde expressed his thankfulness for the donation saying it is important in the work of medical frontline workers across the archipelago.

Canadian Ambassador Jams Peter MacArthur said the donation is in accordance with Canada’s cooperation with ASEAN in combating infectious diseases. He expressed optimism the Philippines and Canada could further deepen their cooperation in health care and education. (Melo M. Acuña)

Health Undersecretary Mario Villaverde (center, left) receives N95 masks from Canadian Ambassador James Peter MacArthur (center, right) Canada's donation of N95 masks. Another Canadian Embassy official and another DOH official witnessed the event. (DFA Photo)

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