Australian charity organisation donates $46,000 worth of equipment to the Ministry of Health

Australian charity organisation donates $46,000 worth of equipment to the Ministry of Health

By Rashika Kumar
Wednesday 04/08/2021
[Photo: Australia in Fiji]

Australian charity organisation, Heroes Need Heroes has donated over $46,000 worth of emergency response equipment to the Ministry of Health.

The equipment which includes 10 Automatic External Defibrillators, were handed over by the Australian High Commission to the Minister for Health, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete, Assistant Health Minister, Alexander O’Connor and Volunteer First Responder – Fiji.

The organisation says this equipment is timely to assist with Fiji's current COVID Response.

They say while they cannot be here in person, they will continue to support Fiji's frontline heroes during this emergency and preparedness for the next emergency.

Meanwhile, the Australian High Commission in Fiji says the donation has been provided through its Direct Aid Program, which will directly assist Fiji's COVID-19 frontline operations.

They adds Heroes Needs Heroes has delivered over AUD $400,000 in donated goods to assist first responders in Fiji since 2014.

The High Commission says while COVID-19 presents a particularly challenging time for Fiji’s medical and emergency response teams, it is through these partnerships and by working together that Fiji will overcome this outbreak.


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