We received an unanticipated assignment from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung) to help ensure the effectiveness of the face masks that are being used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia. Okay, we aren’t testing masks ourselves, but we are supporting the expansion of testing at CETTEX, the technical center for textiles in Tunis. Even though this is just regarded as a “small measure”, it is very significant for Tunisia’s health sector! The equipment we purchased arrived well in Tunis and it has been in constant use since the accompanying training.
As we have been collaborating with the Tunisian Ministry of Industry on the quality assurance of products for many years, we are now able to build on the spirit of trust in this activity. This effort is therefore contributing to the improvement of health and economic conditions in Tunisia as well as to the promotion of quality infrastructure development.