Dr Shin in Fiji
Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr Shin Young Soo presented 27 boxes of Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) to the Ministry of Health to combat the rise in cases of communicable disease caused by recent floods.
During the handover at ministry headquarters, Dr Shin offered his assurance of WHO's ongoing support for the health response efforts.
The kit contains basic medicines and medical supplies for use in clinics and by health workers in the field, as well as intravenous fluids, medications and surgical equipment for use by doctors and nurses in the referral hospitals.
The supplies are sufficient to serve a population of 10 000 for three months. It is expected that they will be used in Fiji's Western Division, where the floods were particularly bad.