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The inauguration of the Tandai house of chiefs was held at Tamboko village, North West Guadalcanal over the weekend.

Council of Chiefs on Guadalcanal to Work in Partnership

The Ghaubata paramount Chief, Mr. John Seketala has commended the Tandai house of chiefs.
In opening the workshop, MHMS Permanent Secretary Mrs. Pauline McNeil highlighted that all issues including those pertaining to the SOPs of various health teams identified during the recent COVID-19 simulation exercise will be dealt with in the workshop.

MHMS’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Workshop Underway

The Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s (MHMS) is currently holding its five days’ COVID-19 emergency response training workshop in Honiara while the National Health Emergency Operations Centre (NEHOC) is on standby mode for activation at short notice.
Ministry of Infrastructure Development architects assessing the PJ Twomey Memorial Hospital COVID-19 isolation unit at Sasamunga, South of Choiseul Province.

Western and Choiseul COVID-19 Coordination and Operational Gaps Addressed

Coordination and operational gaps of provincial emergency response agencies in the Western and Choiseul province has been identified and re-aligned as part of the whole-of-government -approach for COVID-19 preparedness plans.
“As a member of the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia is doing its part to operationalise the Pacific Humanitarian Pathway including through the implementation of protocols for freight and passengers that minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission,” said Foreign Minister Senator the Hon Marise Payne.

Working Together to Combat Covid-19 in the Pacific

The Australian Government is working in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum to contribute to its initiative to establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway amid global supply chain disruptions.
WFP will work in close coordination with the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat and its members to support the Pacific Humanitarian Pathway for COVID-19.

Australia Supports WFP’s Humanitarian Air Services Across the Pacific to Aid Covid-19 Response

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of AUD$3 million (US$1.96 million) from the Government of Australia to kickstart humanitarian air operations in the Pacific.