Deployment of UK’s Emergency Medical Crew in Papua New Guinea will assist save lives

A small staff of specialist medics from the UK’s Emergency Medical Crew has arrived in Papua New Guinea on 24 October in response to an pressing attraction for worldwide help.

Papua New Guinea’s well being providers are below extreme strain from the speedy unfold of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

The staff of 10 specialists will present direct scientific care and mentorship to help native well being care staff who’re battling a pointy surge in circumstances.

The staff members, together with 4 NHS docs and nurses, shall be deployed for as much as 6 weeks and can work carefully with the nation’s Nationwide Management Centre for COVID-19, Nationwide Division for Well being, World Well being Organisation and different companions.

Minister for the Pacific, Lord Goldsmith stated:

I’m happy that the UK has been capable of reply rapidly to Papua New Guinea’s pressing attraction for medical help.


The deployment of a UK Emergency Medical Crew brings British experience to the place it’s most wanted. It can assist save lives and construct healthcare capability in PNG for the longer term and demonstrates the very important position the UK is taking part in within the area.”

Crew Chief of the Emergency Medical Crew, Pete Sykes stated:

UK-Med are proud to signify the UK Emergency Medical Crew in Papua New Guinea. Our knowledgeable staff shall be offering important medical care to sufferers struggling with COVID-19 and help to well being workers, at a time when their nationwide well being service has been overwhelmed by the speedy unfold of a 3rd wave of the virus.”

The UK Authorities-funded deployment consists of specialists in emergency drugs, important care and logistics and is managed by the British NGO UK Med.

The staff arrived within the capital Port Moresby, following a direct request for help from the nation’s Nationwide Pandemic Controller and can concentrate on capability constructing in addition to serving to to deal with the present surge in circumstances.

The UK is dedicated to working within the Indo-Pacific to handle international challenges. This deployment builds on the tens of millions of vaccines the UK has already donated to the area and helps our shut Commonwealth accomplice, Papua New Guinea.

It’s also along with the UK’s donation of over £400,000 for very important medical gear for Papua New Guinea and work by COVAX to supply a whole lot of 1000’s of COVID-19 vaccines to the nation.

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