Australian Government hands over $40k worth of emergency response kits to MSP

Australian government councsellor for Development Cooperation for Fiji and Tuvali is being assisted by Liz Griffin of the Medical Services Pacific yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE Australian government yesterday donated necessary kits to Medical Services Pacific (MSP) to provide emergency services during times of crisis.

Handing over the $40, 000 donation was the Australian Government’s Counsellor for Development Cooperation for Fiji and Tuvalu, Christina Munzer.

Ms Munzer said the assistance would now enable MSP to respond quickly within 48 hours to those affected by a natural disaster.

“Mothers and babies will be able to receive quality supplies, clothes, blankets, soaps, lotions and baby napkins to meet immediate needs,” she said.

“Health personnel will have access to safe birthing materials.”

MSP executive director, Jennifer Poole said they were grateful to the Australian government for financial assistance during times of crisis.

“We are extremely grateful to the Australian government for financial assistance during times of crisis and helping us to build the capacity of our medical teams and to provide emergency services,” she said.

She said currently, the MSP outreach teams were working in Koro, Naitasiri and Labasa.

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