Australian-funded medical supplies arrive in Solomon Islands

Staff from the Australian High Commission were pleased to greet a special Solomon Airlines cargo flight as it arrived in Honiara from Brisbane on Wednesday 8 April.

Cargo on board included vital medical equipment and supplies funded by Australia and delivered through the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) COVID-19 support package for the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

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The Australian-funded equipment will be delivered to the National Referral Hospital as part of the Solomon Islands Government’s COVID-19 preparedness and response.

Further supplies are in Brisbane, ready to be loaded onto the next available cargo flight, including vital humanitarian assistance from Australia to be delivered to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) for its response to Cyclone Harold.