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Japan Provides 3.8 Million Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)

to Tackle HIV/AIDS Issues in Kafue



On 9th 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 Mr. Ryota HIRAMA, Acting Country Representative of the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan).


The contract, amounting to 602,517 United States dollars, or approximately 3.8 million Zambian Kwacha, was signed to facilitate the implementation of the HIV/AIDS Project in Kafue District (Phase 3). AAR Japan will focus on the establishment of a sustainable framework for providing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and other forms of support towards people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as those who are at risk of HIV/AIDS infection. The project activities include the upgrade of ART Centres within Mount Makulu, Nangongwe and Mwembeshi Health Centres; improvement of data management for HIV/AIDS patients; training of health volunteers; and raising awareness of the people in these communities, concerning issues related to HIV/AIDS and ART.


Through grant assistance the Government 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 the project by AAR Japan will continuously contribute towards the well-being of the 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.