A nationwide project is underway in Kiribati to address gaps in the country's health care system.
Doctors without Borders, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation, is leading the initiative which is responding to the Omicron outbreak that started in February.
Kiribati has recorded more than 3000 cases and 13 Covid-related deaths.
Medical coordinator Alison Jones said they're identifying gaps in the health care system.
"What's clear is that if the primary health care system is not strong you do end up with many that perhaps could have been managed in the community if certain systems were in place or were a little bit stronger, and the hospital is quite burdened actually so it's important for us to understand how it works."
She was in Kiribati during the outbreak.
"The first wave went surprisingly well you could say, I mean there were a lot of people affected. I think over 70% of the main island were affected, but there weren't the numbers of critically affected patients as expected, lucky it was omicron, you know, less severe Covid disease," she said.