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April 21, 2021

EU stands with PNG Government in fight against COVID-19

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Since February 2021, the European Union channeled through WHO 3 million euro (12M Kina).

And in late March, at the request of PNG Authorities, the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (an EU solidarity tool for emergency situations) has been activated. 

After the timely support deployed by France last week on April 2nd, Germany offered a 7-person Emergency Medical Team (2 doctors, 2 nurses and 3 light medical staff) who are expected to arrive in PNG around mid-April, with the length of deployment planned for at least 28 days.

The team from Germany will integrate with St Johns Ambulance.

Furthermore, the EU has decided to release an additional 1 million euro (4 million Kina) to support the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in PNG to implement a 6-month intervention focused on increasing treatment capacity of public health care system, support the testing capacity in detention centers and provide general support to vaccination campaign in the country.

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