Vaccinating Vanuatu’s Remote Communities

6 minute listen
June 1st, 2022
ABC Radio National

Our Founder and Managing Director Dr. Ian Norton speaks with ABC Radio National about HELPR-1, Respond Global’s medical emergency response and logistics support vessel, and our work to empower the Vanuatu Ministry of Health and its provincial health teams to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations, primary health care and essential health supplies to hard-to-reach communities.

As many of the nation’s remote communities were cut off during the pandemic, HELPR-1 provides a cold chain solution to access outer islands that are in desperate need of medical attention. Joining the mission are provincial health teams who are best placed to guide the health operation and ensure the best possible interaction and understanding among community members. The mission supports the Pacific Island nation’s aim to open back up to the world in July 2022.

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