WHO lends helping hand to drought-affected Kiribati
The WHO office in the capital, Tarawa, says it will provide supplies and equipment worth about 28-thousand dollars for monitoring water quality.
Part of the assistance package will also pay for building materials to improve the use of rainwater and sanitation.
The organisation will also provide a consultant to advise the Government in assessing the health impact of the drought.
The support has come in response to President Teburoro Tito's declaration of a state of natural disaster in Kiribati.
=A9 1999 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Thu Mar 18 20:15:00 1999 ( AEDT )
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