The Solutions

Photo: Conor Ashleigh for AusAID
Photo: Conor Ashleigh for AusAID

While Australia has one of the world’s best healthcare systems, too many of our global neighbours are far worse off. In fact, they’re in crisis. Thankfully we can help.

The Ask

With your support the Australian Government can partner with global institutions, Australian NGOs and our regional neighbours, to address the worst impacts of COVID-19 on the world’s most vulnerable nations and communities.

We have some ideas around how to do this:

Start by protecting those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 and its impacts, strengthen health systems and protect essential aid programs, and help kick-start economic recovery in the region to secure a bright future for all.

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Protect the world’s most vulnerable

Contribute our fair share of global humanitarian funding and increase support to crisis areas.

Prevent a second crisis of communicable disease outbreak – like malaria, ebola and polio – by increasing our investment in global health programs.

Fund equitable and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Strengthen Health Systems

Provide testing kits, PPE, information campaigns, and medical equipment.

Ensure health care is made accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.

Continue supporting ongoing health programs that are critical and cannot stop – including water projects, maternal and child health and sexual and reproductive health.

2.
Soap, sanitiser and cleaning products being delivered to remote communities in West New Britain to help contain the spread of COVID. Photo: Australian Doctors International
Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Lorrie Graham
3.

Kick start economic recovery

Lead the safe, staged resumption of regional economic ties including increased support for Pacific workers in Australia.

Provide low-cost loans for the Pacific to finance vital health infrastructure and kick-start economic recovery.

Secure an immediate halt on debt interest payments for developing countries.

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