The COVID-19 global pandemic has put a heavy burden on the healthcare systems of developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region. 

ADB is delivering much-needed medical supplies, such as PPEs, testing kits, diagnostic equipment, lab reagents, and other essential items, to protect frontline healthcare workers in the region to help them fight against this contagious disease. 

ADB follows a rigorous and competitive process in choosing suppliers that can supply quality products and services. It has contracted companies from around the world, including medium-sized companies from developing member countries, to supply the equipment, and has tapped partner organizations for logistics and quality control.