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Australia announce $6 million to fight polio in PNG
5:41 pm GMT+12, 11/10/2018, Papua New Guinea

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Thursday announced a $6 million (US$4.2 million) donation to help PNG stop its polio outbreak.
 
In June 2018, the PNG government declared a national public health emergency in response to confirmed cases of polio virus.
 
“PNG is our closest neighbour, and a strong response is needed to protect both PNG's and Australia's health security,” Senator Payne said.
 
“Routine immunisation remains the most effective prevention for highly infectious diseases including polio.” she said..... PACNEWS

SOURCE: AAP/PACNEWS


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