Ministry Statements & Speeches:
New Zealand will contribute 100 nasal high flow Airvo 2 devices from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare to respond to the urgent need for medical equipment in Indonesia.
A contribution of NZ$500,000 has been provided to the World Health Organisation for the procurement of rapid anti-gen testing kits. These kits will ensure tests can processed directly at the point-of-care, with a result available within 30 minutes
Furthermore an additional contribution of NZ$270,000 will be provided to the Eijkman Institute in Indonesia to support its genomic sequencing capacity. The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology is a non-profit, government funded research institute based in Jakarta. New Zealand previously provided NZ$650,000 in support to the Institute at the start of the pandemic.
The funding announced today represents New Zealand’s commitment to support Indonesia to meet the challenges of COVID-19, working closely with Indonesian authorities including their Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
New Zealand has a long-standing development cooperation partnership with Indonesia, including readily responding to disasters where required such as the sharp spike in cases they are currently facing.
New Zealand previously contributed NZ$11.2 million in assistance for the COVID-19 situation in Indonesia, including support for prevention and risk communication, vaccine roll-out planning, PCR testing capability, and the delivery of personal protective equipment and hygiene supplies.