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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 15:50

Ministry of Health awarded pandemic combat materials under the scope of Empreende Jovem Featured

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The Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship, Vinício Pina, delivered yesterday to the Minister of Health, Edgar Neves, a lot of materials to support the fight against the #COVID19 pandemic in Sao Tome and Principe. The lot includes 900 impermeable gowns, 124 bottles of 70% alcohol and 156 bars of soap. All products delivered were produced locally as part of the support that the Ministry of Youth, through the Programme Empreende Jovem, gave to 16 national entrepreneurs. The gowns were made by the winning projects "Roselyn Silva Unipessoal - LDA", "STP Multi-industrial" and "Englobe, Lda e Figueira STP Lda".
Empreende Jovem is implemented by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship with technical and financial support from UNDP Sao Tome and Principe. Ministry of Youth The UNDP Resident Representative, Katarzyna Wawiernia was present at the handing over of the materials.
In June 2020 several young entrepreneurs and associations were challenged to find innovative solutions that could mitigate the impacts of the pandemic in Sao Tome and Principe. The result of this challenge resulted in several services and goods that are now available to the entire population in the country such as the production of soap, alcohol, home delivery service, online shopping and the production of masks.


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