01 March 2020 – Additional funds for health sector to obtain more medical equipment

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Government of Fiji

Overview: Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMs) developed a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan in early March (before any cases were confirmed) for six months forecast to guide Fiji’s health sector response. To support its national preparedness and response plan, additional funding was provided by the Fiji Government to the health sector for procurement of medical equipment.
Full details here: http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/pt/258911591964083536/pdf/Stakeholder-Engagement-Plan-SEP-Fiji-COVID-19-Emergency-Response-Project-P173903.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Perception of an increased threat due to evolving global situation – including increase case numbers and fatalities