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P&O builds medical centre in Vanuatu


January 22, 2015

Published on Jan 22, 2015

 

New solar-powered facility developed with Save the Children

P&O Cruises has helped support the people of Vanuatu by building a new medical center on the remote island of Aneityum.

Travel Daily AsiaAs part of its partnership with Save the Children, P&O has created a new solar-powered facility that features a waiting area, maternity room, consultancy area, treatment rooms, and new storage facilities and equipment.

The project took six months to complete and replaces the island's old rundown medical center, which had been forced to operate without electricity for the past three years.

The project forms part of the cruise company's 'Pacific Partnership' with Save the Children to support remote islands in the region.

"The Pacific Partnership offers a tangible and heart-warming way for P&O Cruises and its passengers to give back to the island communities that have provided an idyllic backdrop for so many cherished holiday memories," said P&O's senior vice president, Tammy Marshall.

Members of Aneityum's 1000-strong community joined healthcare workers and Save the Children staff at the official opening on Tuesday.

Since its launch in January 2013, P&O's Pacific Partnership has led to the development of two kindergartens, an aid post and the new medical center.

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