The Handover Ceremony of The Project for Implementation of the Medical Equipment of The University Teaching Hospital(UTH)

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The Government of Japan handed-over to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) at Lusaka, 31st May, 2011, the medical equipment procured under the Project for Implementation of the Medical Equipment to the UTH, to which Japanese and Zambian governments agreed in December, 2009.
The aim of this Project is to further improve the hygiene and enhance the technical capacity of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) through the provision of medical equipment worth 3.7 million US dollars.
The Project has facilitated the rehabilitation of operating rooms; intensive care units, namely the main intensive care unit, the neonatal intensive care unit and the paediatric intensive care unit; special observation rooms; and birthing rooms.
In addition, there has been procurement and installation of various pieces of medical equipment, most notable of which are: anaesthesia machines, suction machines, sonograms and patient surveillance monitors, among many others.
Japan started its cooperation with UTH way back in 1980, and has continued to extend its development assistance to, among others, the health sector in Zambia, based on the belief that the quality of health service directly reflects the quality of life for people at the grassroots level and thus is indicative of the social development of the nation.
Furthermore, a number of UTH members of staff at different levels have attended training courses facilitated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
One of the principles on which Japan’s development assistance is anchored is to support sincere self-help development efforts being made by its partner countries. Japan appreciates the strenuous efforts being made by the Government of the Republic of Zambia towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the health sector.
It is hoped that the Project will contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life for the people of Zambia through improved health resulting in higher productivity and enhancement in the general social and economic development of the country.
To read the speech by Ambassador Egawa at this ceremony, click here

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