While praising frontline health workers, UN envoy calls for continued support to help Somalia’s COVID-19 fight

STORY: While praising frontline health workers, UN envoy calls for continued support to help Somalia’s COVID-19 fight TRT: 5:49 SOURCE: UNSOM STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP RESTRICTIONS: This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio…

While praising frontline health workers, UN envoy calls for continued support to help Somalia’s COVID-19 fight

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STORY: While praising frontline health workers, UN envoy calls for continued support to help Somalia’s COVID-19 fight

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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/SOMALI NATURAL SOUND
DATELINE: 21/JUNE/2020, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

SHOT LIST:

1. Wide shot, De Martini Hospital in Mogadishu
2. Med shot, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, arriving
3. Med shot, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, walking to meet with the hospital administrators and World Health Organization (WHO) officials
4. Med shot, UN envoy James Swan, accompanied by officials of the De Martini Hospital and the WHO entering to inspect the facility
5. Wide shot, health care workers attend to a patient
6. Close up shot, a patient at the De Martini Hospital
7. Wide shot, UN envoy James Swan and the delegation in one of the wards
8. Med shot, female ward
9. Med shot, UN envoy James Swan and other officials inspecting
10. Wide shot, health care workers
11. Wide shot, UN envoy James Swan getting a brief from the hospital Director
12. Med shot, James Swan and Dr. Fawziya Abikar Nur, the Federal Minister of Health and Social Care
13. Close up shot, officials of WHO and the hospital administrators at the brief
14. Med shot, hospital director speaking
15. SOUNDBITE: (English) UN envoy to Somalia, James Swan
“As friends and partners, we have been honored to help you and to stand by your side and to provide support. The core work and leadership has been yours, but it has been our privilege to offer some assistance through the World Health Organization, through International Organization for Migration, through the United Nations Children’s Fund and through many other UN entities that have contributed since the beginning of this pandemic.”

16. Med shot, UN envoy James Swan touring the facility
17. Med shot, a doctor attending to a patient
18. Pan shot, hospital tour
19. SOUNDBITE: (English) UN envoy to Somalia, James Swan
“I want to extend our deep appreciation to all the frontline health workers, critical care staff, those in support positions who have provided critical care, who have provided medical services, have supported the testing and other support services and, of course, have treated the patients. You are on the frontlines delivering response to those affected by the disease and you have the gratitude and appreciation of your nation but also of your friends and partners.”

20. Med shot, Dr. Fawziya Abikar Nur, the Federal Minister of Health and Social Care speaking
21. Close up shot, UN envoy James Swan listening
22. Wide shot, hospital senior healthcare workers and WHO officials
23. Close up shot, hospital senior health care workers listening
24. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Fawziya Abikar Nur, the Federal Minister of Health and Social Care
“All the international partners, I would like to thank you very much. All the UN agencies; IOM, WHO, UNICEF and international NGOs. It was an effort but only the government but by all who took part in helping in small and big ways but we are very grateful for that. Yes, the challenges are enormous as is usual in the health sector.”

25. Wides shot, the delegation touring the Outpatient Department, and lab section
26. Med shot, a doctor attending to patients
27. Med shot, UN envoy James Swan touring the facility
28. Pan shot, ambulances
29. Med shot, healthcare workers listening to UN envoy James Swan
30. Close up shot, UN envoy James Swan
31. Med shot, healthcare workers
32. Wide shot, healthcare workers
33. Close up shot, UN envoy James Swan speaking
34. Med shot, senior health workers at the hospital
35. Wide shot, healthcare workers and the delegation in front of the Intensive Care Unit, department
36. SOUNDBITE: (English) the World Health Organization Country Representative for Somalia, Dr. Mamunur Rahman Malik
“What we have seen now, the cases have dropped and also the deaths are decreasing. However, the outbreak is far from over. It is a long marathon race so we also reminded our health workforce that the outbreak is far from over. We need to keep our focus, we need to maintain our vigilance and we need to keep doing the things that we have been doing in De Martini hospital to serve humanity. A number of UN agencies have helped this hospital to improve the case management and to improve facilities for patient care. I would like to thank all our UN colleagues and UN agencies who have responded to the call of the government,”

37. Wide shot, group photo health care workers and the delegation

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