United States Government Announces Funds To Help PNG
The United States government has announced nearly K4.2 million (US $1.2 million) to assist Papua New Guinea respond to the threat of Covid-19.
US Ambassador Erin McKee made the announcement today. She said the commitment will be split between WHO and UNICEF to help the country.
The assistance is expected to help the government prepare laboratory systems, activate case-finding and event-based surveillance, support rapid response and preparedness efforts, develop risk communication campaigns, and implement infection prevention and control measures.
The U.S. government has also committed $2.3 million to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Pacific Islands region.