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Spirit of America donates personal protective equipment to clinic in Akhaltskhikhe (April 8)
Woman in face mask and lab coat stands with boxes of supplies

Woman with personal protective equipment in Akhaltskhikhe clinic

April 8, 2020

Since 2018, U.S. Embassy Tbilisi’s Civil-Military Support Element (CMSE) has been cooperating with the Democrat Women’s Organization (DWO), which operates a women’s health clinic in Akhaltsikhe. The clinic primarily supports women’s health and conducts cancer screenings for the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic has seen a 20 percent increase in visits. In order to accommodate this increased workload and continue their operation without disruption, the clinic approached CMSE with a request for support in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectants. The purchase of the requested equipment was coordinated with the charity Spirit of America, which donated $1,100 worth of PPE and disinfectant, helping the clinic to continue its operation and its contribution to Georgia’s response to COVID-19.