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Japan Provides 5.2 Million Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) to JOICFP



On 1st 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, Project Manager of Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP).


The contract, amounting to 451,106 United States dollars, or approximately 5.2 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 second year, Phase Two, of the three-year community-based comprehensive project within ten project areas of Masaiti and Mpongwe Districts.


This year, JOICFP will start the construction of a maternity waiting house and other facilities in the Kalweo Health Centre, Mpongwe District as it did in Mutaba during Phase One. The project activities for Phase Two also include the training of Safe Motherhood Action Group (SMAG), implementation of sensitization activities regarding pregnancy and family planning, and provision of medical equipment necessary for delivery.


It is hoped that activities of JOICFP will contribute to the further reduction of mortality rate of mothers and babies in Masaiti and Mpongwe Districts.


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