Japan Provides 4.3 Million Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) to JATA
On 2nd December, Mr. Shuichi SAKAKIBARA, Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim of Japan to Zambia, signed, on behalf of the Government of Japan, a grant contract with Mr. Shigeo KOBAYASHI, Acting Representative of Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA) Zambia Office.
The contract, amounting to 446,912 United States dollars, or approximately 4.3 million Zambian Kwacha, was signed to facilitate the implementation of Comprehensive TB and HIV Control with a Strengthened Community Participation in Rural Area in Chongwe District, Zambia. This is the second year, Phase Two, of the three-year community-based project.
During Phase Two, JATA will continuously train medical personnel such as doctors, X-ray technicians, and laboratory medical technologists in Chongwe District for the purpose of strengthening the TB diagnostic and treatment system. The other activities for Phase Two also include the training of TB treatment supporters and the implementation of sensitization activities for the communities.
It is expected that JATA’s project will further contribute to the establishment of a well-functioned TB diagnostic and treatment system and the reduction of TB and HIV/AIDS co-infection in Chongwe District.
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