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 Japan Provides 4.2 Million Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) to Tackle HIV/AIDS in Kafue



On 10th January, H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi KOINUMA, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, signed, on behalf of the Government of Japan, a grant contract with Ms. Hiromi KAWANO, Country Director of the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan).


The contract, amounting to 761,979 United States dollars, or approximately 4.2 million Zambian Kwacha, was signed to facilitate the implementation of the HIV/AIDS Project in Kafue District (Phase 2). The project this year will continue aiming at providing support for people who live with HIV/AIDS, as well as those who are at risk of HIV/AIDS infection. The project activities include the construction of an ART Centre at Muwenbezi Health Centre; provision of equipments for the enhancement of clinical examinations and improved data management; the training of health volunteers; and awareness-raising related to HIV/AIDS and ART.


Through grant assistance the Embassy of Japan has rendered support to past projects by AAR Japan such as; Chilanga HIV/AIDS Project from 2005 to 2008, and Chipapa HIV/AIDS Project from 2009 to 2011.


It is hoped that AAR Japan’s activities will continuously contribute towards the well-being of vulnerable people in the Republic of Zambia, and further contribute to strengthening the cordial relations that exist between the people of Japan and the people of Zambia.


To read speech by H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi KOINUMA at this ceremony, please click here.