Alcohol-Based Hand Rub
Prior to the global pandemic, discussions with the World Health Organisation Papua New Guinea Country Office and Port Moresby General Hospital identified the need to establish local production of alcohol-based hand rub to support the Infection Prevention and Control procedures at the hospital. The need for localised production of alcohol-based hand rub was accelerated by the threat of COVID-19. As a result, this activity commenced ahead of the timeline anticipated.
COMBAT-AMR has provided support with the procurement of reagents, equipment and expert advice on the set-up and production of a World Health Organisation approved, alcohol-based hand rub. The Port Moresby General Hospital will receive country support in Papua New Guinea from COMBAT-AMR project implementing partner, the Burnet Institute.