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$A750,000 pledge to help address dengue outbreak

Friday, March 14, 2014

Update: 1:51PM AUSTRALIA has pledged $A750,000 ($1.26million) to help address the dengue fever outbreak in the country.

The financial pledge was announced by Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Ms Bishop said the assistance would be used to purchase medical supplies and fund an ongoing public awareness health campaign.

Description: Fijian counterpart Ratu Inoke Kubuabola said the announcement by the Australian government recognises the severity of the dengue fever situation in the country and the commitment by international partners to address this.

He extended the appreciation by the Government and the Fijian people towards the financial pledge.

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