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US HELPS PACIFIC COVID-19 RESPONSE

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) NEWS PACIFIC REGIONAL NEWS

US HELPS PACIFIC COVID-19 RESPONSE

The US Government is assisting Pacific nations with $3.3 million (K11.93 million) in their Covid-19 response.

Consequently, it today joined other foreign donors and partners with the timely gesture.


Therefore, they all have have reached out and stood in solidarity in its Covid-19 response.

Additionally, the World Bank Group is providing financial assistance of K69.67 million (US$20 million) to PNG’s Covid-19 response as well.

“Today, I am honored to announce a U.S. government commitment of nearly 4.2 million PGK (USD 1.2 million). It will be split evenly between the WHO and UNICEF to help Papua New Guinea in its COVID-19 response.”

US Ambassador to PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Erin McKee made its significant announcement today on their Facebook page.

“The U.S. government commits nearly 4.2 million PGK ($1.2 million) to help Papua New Guinea in its COVID-19 response.”

“The assistance will help the Government of Papua New Guinea prepare laboratory systems, activate case-finding and event-based surveillance.”

“It will also cover support rapid response and preparedness efforts, develop risk communication campaigns, and implement infection prevention and control measures.”

“In addition, the U.S. government has committed $2.3 million to mitigate the spread of the #COVID19 pandemic in the Pacific Islands region.”

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By WANPIS AKO

He has a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Papua New Guinea. Under his belt, he possesses more than 10 years work experience in Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Journalism. Additionally, he has a Diploma in Management and is undergoing another Diploma in Marketing.

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