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Japan Provides 4.7 Million Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) to JOICFP




On 3rd December, 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. Amane FUNABASHI, Programme Officer of Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP).


The contract, amounting to 751,253 United States dollars, or approximately 4.7 million Zambian Kwacha, was signed to facilitate the implementation of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health One Stop Service Project in Masaiti and Mpongwe Districts in Zambia. This is the first year, Phase One, of the three-year community-based comprehensive project within ten project areas of Masaiti and Mpongwe Districts.


In Masaiti and Mpongwe Districts, a large number of pregnant women are forced to give birth at home because the hospital is quite remote from their residences. What is worse, many of them lose their lives during the process of delivery, due to lack of proper medical attention.


Under Phase One of the Project, JOICFP will establish a One-Stop Service Site in Mutaba Health Centre, Masaiti District. Here, the community will have access to a comprehensive selection of medical services at a single location. The activities by JOICFP will enable more expectant women in the area to have access to the facility-based delivery with appropriate medical treatment.


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